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, you might be interested in how to joyfully plan your VBAC.
If you are a professional or provider, you might want to immediately dispel the most common myths about uterine rupture.
I also offer a free 3-day VBAC email course which parents, professionals, and providers alike have enjoyed.
Join me at the California Association of Midwives Annual Conference in Lake Tahoe, CA Sept 8 – 11. I’ll be speaking at the GOLD Online Symposium on Childbirth Education on Sept 12 and at the American Association of Birth Centers Conference in Pittsburgh, PA Sept 22-25.
I’m glad you are here. Let’s elevate the conversation about VBAC.