I can't imagine having to change providers at such a late date. I would check out the Swedish Covenant Hospital, I'll get back with exactly which one. A friend of mine had her 5 kids there and is Very happy with the care she and her family were provided. I'd also recommend contacting a Douala or well known midwife to perhaps help her through the first 12 hours or so of labor at home. What will her doctor do if she just doesn't show up until she's in labor? Did the doc see something that led her to believe that the baby could be in jeopardy> Poor thing, this sucks.
--- On Thu, 1/8/09, Gina C-C <[address removed]> wrote:
> From: Gina C-C <[address removed]>
> Subject: [homebirth-65] EMERGENT HELP NEEDED - Mom in Need
> To: [address removed]
> Date: Thursday, January 8, 2009, 5:28 PM
> I'm sorry to email the mailing list like this, but
> I'm determined to help a very scared mommy who's
> just 5 days away from her due date.
> Her "supposedly VBAC friendly" doctor just did a
> 180 at her 39 week appointment and told her that he will not
> "let her" go a single day past her due date, and
> said in very clear terms that he would force her to have a
> c-section if she was not in labor by Tuesday. We know
> that's not legal, but he can make things terrible for
> I was in her exact position 8 months ago, so I know what
> she's going through. I stayed with my doctor and ended
> up going through 38 hours of torturous hospital labor where
> I literally had to fight him off of me to deliver my baby by
> a successful VBAC. I wouldn't wish that hell on any
> She wants to find a provider willing to take her as a
> walk-in when she goes into labor (the only way insurance
> will pay for it), but she said she's been calling around
> and no one is willing to take her this close to her due
> date. Anyone have any advice or references here? Any
> providers here willing to talk with her?
> Please let me know if you can provide any information that
> might help this scared, stressed mommy.
> Thank you!!!
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