This time I listened to my gut and took down the names of three practices that my doula felt would support my VBAC.
But when I called, no one would schedule an initial consultation.
In the more than 500 births she had attended, she had only seen a uterine rupture once, and it was for a first-time delivery.
To my surprise, she told me I needed to leave my practice, or I’d end up in the same situation I did the first time around, with a stalled labor and a baby who hadn’t moved into position because of a premature epidural. And why did it seem that natural birthing advocates were on such opposing sides from the obstetricians I had entrusted to deliver my baby?
He also went into a story about women in third-world countries who labor for so many hours, their bladders collapse and urine shoots out of their vaginas.