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    Sep 02
    2010

    VBAC Home Waterbirth in NJ

    Archived User

    I am 33 years old and gave birth to my first child via cesarian due to "failure to progress".  I recently became a doula (DONA) and have immersed myself in childbirth education.  I am convinced now that I was laboring perfectly normally but b/c of unnecessary  hospital interventions and because of just feeling "under surveillance" in the hospital setting, was subject to c-section.  I am not pregnant yet, but am planning to be soon and would like to find out more on how to hire a midwife for a home waterbith.  I live in NJ and have heard that NJ insurance companies do not reimburse for homebirth after VBAC.  Is this true? and If this is the case, what are the estimated costs and how can i circumvent this to fulfill my dream.  This is very important to me because of my new beliefs about birth and also to completely heal from the experience of my first birth.  Thank you. 

    Henci Goer

    I don't know the details about home birth coverage in New Jersey. I think your best bet is to get in touch with the International Cesarean Awareness chapter closest to you. There are three in NJ.

    -- Henci


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