VBAC Vaginal birth after c.section

VBAC after c section is becoming very popular and 60 to 80% of women who attempt a VBAC have one.


Fears about VBAC

*  explore any strong emotions associated with the first ceasarean.

*  why was the ceasarian done in the first place, was the hospital the reason.

*  was she given enough time during her labour!

*  will she have a uterine rupture?  she needs to read up on this and know that it is unlikely.

*  she must explore all the birth/labour information on the subject


Special challenges during a VBAC

*  as she enters labour she might be fearful

*  Courage and conviction will be put to the test

*  Flashbacks to her previous labour could sap her confidence

*  emotion hurdle when the last c section was done... maybe 5 cm so difficult to get past that stage

Making changes for a good birth / labour experience

Positive emotions

Knowing that this labour will not be allowed to happen as the first one did.

Getting a doula who has been at previous VBAC's who can keep the mum steady and relaxed

labour and birth without restrictions of staying in her bed

Support - surround yourself with people you respect

Knowledge - is the best tool you can ever have