I posted previously about doing a home birth while being in the military. (http://pregnant.livejournal.com/17655864.html
) At my appointment yesterday, the hubby and I asked the doctor what should we do after if we do deliver at home hypothetically speaking? We wanted to know how soon we should come in after the birth, where to go, will I be admitted, etc.
She starts off by saying she's opposed to home birth VBACs because of the risk of rupture even if the risk is extremely low (which it is in my case). Then she says we should come in right away to L&D to be admitted because she's heard stories of CPS becoming involved after home births. She couldn't give us any more details on those situations not because she couldn't, she didn't know any.
Now I like this doctor and believe she was coming from a genuine place. Still the hubby and I were like, why mention it when it doesn't seem plausible that CPS would become involved just because of a home birth? We had planned to come in w/n 24 hours after everything goes smoothly (positive thinking). Now I'm thinking w/n 2-4. I want to get the placenta delivered, get cleaned up, start breastfeeding, and relax for a minute.
No matter what happens, CPS better not try to take my baby or be involved in our lives in any way shape or form over a home birth. There's no medical reason for me not to have a VBAC at home.