Whether you are a parent, or someone who serves families pregnant after a cesarean, regardless of how you birthed, or how you plan to birth, if you believe that every pregnant person should have access to vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), you are in the right place!
“I wasn’t allowed to have a VBAC.”
I hear this all the time from parents.
They don’t know that they have options.
Most women are candidates for VBAC, but most are told they “have to have” a repeat cesarean for all future pregnancies.
Even though national guidelines published in 2010 state that women should have access to VBAC, that is not happening.
Parents are entitled to the real, unbiased truth so they can joyfully plan their birth… whatever that looks like for them!
The Part You Play
At the very basic level, we all need to understand that the medical evidence and national guidelines say that VBAC is a safe, reasonable, and appropriate option for most women.
We need to spread the word so parents who want VBACs are truly supported in this choice and that parents, no matter how they birth, are treated with respect and dignity.
If you are a parent and you want to plan a VBAC, it might feel overwhelming. So I want to share with you my five secrets to joyfully planning your VBAC.
If you are a professional or provider, you might want to dispel the top five myths about uterine rupture that are pervasive in exam rooms & labor and delivery units.
I’ll be presenting on the ethics & realities of forced cesareans on September 25th at the American Association of Birth Centers Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
I’m glad you are here. Let’s elevate the conversation about VBAC.