We knew immediately when we walked out of that first meeting that we would sign the contract to hire the midwife. And indeed, we did. One of the reasons was that when we asked what her depth of experience was with VBACs she said she had done many -- especially lately, since so many women were increasingly feeling pressure from hospitals to have repeat cesareans. When we asked her if she treated VBAC clients differently than those who have never had a cesarean, she replied without blinking: "No."
My husband piped up: "Isn't there a greater risk for uterine rupture?
She did not take the bait, saying that the scar just does not come into play.
"We grow stronger in the broken places," my husband offered, quoting Hemingway.
The midwife nodded. I cried. Love that guy.