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I just had my 10 lb 2 oz VBAC baby at home with Andaluz Waterbirth Center midwives. I interviewed and called numerous midwives and doctors in hospital practices and was unable to find anyone to help me with a VBAC because my first child was not yet one year when I got pregnant. My only options were to have a cesarean or have an out of hospital birth. I researched the risks and chose a home birth with experienced midwives. I plan on having a large family and had I chosen a repeat cesarean this would have increased the risks of death and injury to me and my baby in future pregnancies.
I am a plaintiff in this class action lawsuit. This lawsuit is important to me because I want to protect VBAC birth and I want my midwives to not be harassed by the medical community and the state of Oregon so they will be able to continue giving me great care at my next VBAC birth.
posted 2 years, 10 months ago
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