Can you be forced to do VBAC?

(28 Posts)
Dynababy Sun 11-Nov-12 17:29:54

I thought you were entitled to an elcs if you had a emcs with 1st.. Scared I'm wrong though... Is this right or does it depend on hospital etc?

hellsbells76 Tue 13-Nov-12 11:29:08

Frankly (I'm a student midwife, had two vaginal births myself, one at home with no drugs so I'm as hippyish and pro 'natural' as anything) I wouldn't have a VBAC myself. The continuous monitoring, the twitchiness of the midwives terrified of rupture, the low threshold for EMCS...nah, just give me a section and have done. They will absolutely give you the option - 'ELCS for previous' is a very familiar term on the ward. Don't panic smile

hellsbells76 Tue 13-Nov-12 11:33:49

(that's just based on experience at the unit I'm training at though - of course other places might have a more supportive ethos but at our place a woman coming through the doors wanting a VBAC is treated like a ticking timebomb. Does my head in but there it is.)

PseudoBadger Tue 13-Nov-12 20:41:53

Thanks hellsbells that's scary good to know smile

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