March 2005, the American Academy of Family Physicians published an evidence based clinical practice guideline on TOLAC (Trial of Labor After Cesarean; formerly called Trial of Labor Versus Elective Repeat Cesarean Section for the Woman With a Previous Cesarean Section). The AAFP guideline recommends offering a trial of labor to women who have had one previous cesarean delivery with a low transverse incision.
I learned nothing about pregnancy and birth from my mom. I know I didn’t learn it from women I was friends with that were older than me and had walked that path. I know I didn’t learn anything from my grandma or my mother-in-law, or my sister-in-laws. What I learned was from movies and tv where you go to an OB and they “help” you. Is it my fault that no one taught me what I didn’t know I needed to know?