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Can anyone recommend a London consultant who is supportive of VBAC?

(10 Posts)
mamarug Tue 02-Jun-09 20:34:01

Any advice very gratefully received! Thanks

nkf Tue 02-Jun-09 20:37:21

Do you mean a private one?
If you mean NHS, I don't think it's that difficult to find a pro VBAC one. Find a big teaching hospital where they know the data. Unless there are clinicial indicators for a CS, you should be fine.

mamarug Tue 02-Jun-09 20:43:56

Yes, sorry, should have clarified that. We have insurance which will cover us so am currently investigating private options.

Dubh Wed 03-Jun-09 17:10:30

If you're based near north/central london then St John's & Elizabeth's is a good bet. They take a natural approach to things.

mamarug Wed 03-Jun-09 20:05:54

Thanks Dubh, I was thinking of John and Lizzie's for that reason. Anyone have any experience of the consultants there?

BlameItOnTheBogey Thu 04-Jun-09 18:08:35

Yes, I do. But not for the same reasons as you. I'd suggest that you get in touch with them and ask them to send you a list of their consultants. You can then see what each specialises and pick from there. John and Lizzies has a real natural ethos and will support your wishes for VBAC. I had a fantastic experience there and can't recommend it highly enough.

midwife3 Fri 10-Jul-09 16:47:39

Hi
I work at John and Lizzies and there are a number of our consultants who would be very sympathetic to you having a VBAC. We have a really good success rate of 70%, some of those having a waterbirth (if all is ok during the labour)
If i can be of any help then please give me a call and I will gladly talk you through your options/consultants

Good luck
Kirstie x

peachygirl Fri 10-Jul-09 20:15:15

If you are in south London (Croydon) They hae a new consultant there (Mayday Hosp) who specialises in VBACS.

mamarug Sat 11-Jul-09 12:11:51

Thanks so much Kirstie and Peachygirl. We're in North London so John and Lizzies would be ideal. Kirstie, is the best way to contact you via the general contact number at John and Lizzies?

poppy34 Sat 11-Jul-09 12:18:46

You could try eugene oteng ntim at st Thomas landell suite - he was very supportive of natural v medical approach

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