Friday, September 5, 2008
Due the absolute epidemic of C/S performed in the last decade I feel there are more & more women seeking VBAC and wanting to do it at home (for obvious reasons).
According to The Australian College of Midwives www.midwives.org.au/
Women with a scar on their uterus are not considered low risk & are therefore not within the scope of practice for a caseload/homebirth midwife. They are flagged 'C' for consultation or transfer of care!
However so are women who are grande multis, women with psych disorders & 'failure of head to engage at full term' yet I attend them at home.
Still.....................ACMI are our guiding body.
I'm really struggling with this right now. I am getting increasing requests for H/B VBACs.
I'm perfectly comfortable with the process of labour with a scar.
Good surgery should be sound when healed shouldn't it ?
I don't hear anyone telling athletes not to compete with their reconstructed knees/ankles/shoulders etc do you ?
What do you all think ?
Am I the only one struggling with this ?
I'd appreciate your viewpoints.