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    Default VBAC Sunnybank Private which OB

    I'm struggling to find an OB that will at least consider me having a VBAC for my second. My DD was C/S due to cord entanglement. The first OB I consulted said you Everything is still nice down there why would you want to change that😯 still can't quite believe he said that actually asked DP did i hear him right.

    Anyone have suggestions?

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    I delivered at Sunnybank and have many friends that did too, from my experience and what I've heard I think you're going to struggle to find an OB there who is supportive of a VBAC, they seem very pro Cesarean. The one person I know who delivered naturally at Sunnybank was with Dr Ngenda.

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    Thats the feeling I get as well. I may actually have to go public to get the birth I want just wasn't keen on the Logan hospital which I'm in the catchment for

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    Can't help with recommendations but just wanted to say that what the doctor said was outrageous. I'd make a complaint to the medical association. Doctors that don't believe that for the most part a women's body is designed to give Birth vaginally shouldn't be practicing obstetrics. It was probably just a joke but you don't joke with a pregnant woman about her vagina! How about a private midwife? Not sure if they do vbac or what hospitals. You might need to travel a bit further to another hospital or maybe Logan isn't that bad???

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    There are many private obstetricians that still think VBAC is the safest method of delivery - I would just meet a few and not tar them all with the same brush. I had one, but not in Logan. Try Greenslopes or Mater.

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    I am currently seeing a private midwife who has an arrangement with my public hospital. While I know that I'm inevitably going to run into issues with hospital policy with my VBAC, it has been fantastic for me. She comes to my house and spends a good hour with me at each appointment and it only costs a little more than what you would pay a GP for a 10 minute appointment. She's happy for me to text her with any questions or concerns and I get a great standard of personalised care.

    While you can't tar all OB's with the same brush the stats on successful VBAC's in the private system speak for themselves. I, personally, would steer clear of a private hospital and go with someone who specialises in normal birth, not a doctor.

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    Hi, I'm not in QLD but very surprised at the responses. I had an emergency c-sec with my first due to fetal distress and a baby with IUGR. Next time around I went private again and first appointment asked if I wanted a c-sec or a VBAC. I said VBAC and my obs was happy with that. He explained the risks with both method of delivery. The only 'rules' were that I could not be induced and they did not want me going more than 10 days overdue (had 2 stretch and sweeps and gave birth on morning of day 10 ). It was a great experience and it seems that most private obs in my area are happy for VBACs but always give the choice. I'd look around for an Ob on the same page as you, I cannot recommend a VBAC enough, compared to my c-sec it was 1000 times better. About to hopefully have my 2nd VBAC through the public system and they are happy for a VBAC no questions asked and the care has been fantastic (and free). Definitely consider having a private midwife who will speak up for your wishes if you think you may come across issues. Good luck

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    Many of the Greenslopes Dr are very easy going and pro natural, they book out very quickly though.
    There's one female with brown hair and surname is 4 letters that I wouldn't trust. Every woman that I know who has had her ended up with an "emergency" c section.

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    If you do find someone who agrees to Vbac privately I would recommend getting info on how many Vbacs and csections they do as I've met a number of ladies whose obs have said they are supportive, but when it comes to the crunch they seldom actually have women have natural deliveries. Best of luck op.

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    Just an update for others Maybe looking. I highly recommend De Pooi Leng Lee she has been wonderfully supportive. The only restrictions I currently face is Sunnybank private won't allow you to be Induced and have a VBAC.


 

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