Borgess Medical Center


1521 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
United States
Phone: (269) 226-4840
42° 18' 18.054" N, 85° 33' 39.2112" W
Average: 1 (1 vote)

Borgess Medical Center

 The doctors are open to VBAC, and they back-up the CNMs who embrace VBAC.  Women desiring VBAC can see the nurse-midwives for all prenatal care and the birth.  They visit once with the MD to discuss and sign a consent for VBAC.

Borgess Not So Supportive

 I moved to MI with my family in late November 2011. I was 21 weeks pregnant and wouldn't get health insurance through my husband's job until Jan 1, 2012.  My first prenatal appointment was scheduled for the mid-Janruary. I saw a MD (Dr. Toledo - Borgess Women's Health) who denied my request for a VBAC. He claimed that each baby is bigger than the last (this is my 3rd pregnancy), because my 2nd son weighed over a lb more than my 1st. He claimed that my current baby (a girl) is "big already" without palpating my belly.

My next appointment was with a midwife in Plainwell. She said that becuase I wanted a VBAC, I'd have to have "consent" from an OB. Dr. Rangrass also denied my request for a VBAC consent. He claimed that with VBAC births you have to deliver the baby in under 10 minutes.

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