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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Learning about vaginal birth after cesarean can be easy. Here are the facts written for the average person, including risks and benefits.

VBAC
Here are the six most important questions that you can ask your doctor or midwife about VBAC.

VBAC Birth Videos - Share Your Favorite VBAC Birth Videos
Come share your favorite VBAC birth videos!

Is Your Provider VBAC-Friendly?
Have you figured out if your doctor or midwife is truly supportive of VBAC?

VBAC eCourse
A 4 week email course on making the decisions about VBAC versus a repeat cesarean delivery. It includes safety issues, birth planning, the latest research, birth stories and support.

10 Reasons to Choose VBAC
Some quick ideas why a vaginal birth after previous cesarean might be right for you and your baby.

What to do if You're Denied a VBAC
A vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC) is becoming more and more rare these days and doctors and lawyers fight over the risks of VBAC. For the women who have decided that they want a vaginal birth, they may be told no. Here is what they can do to try to find the birth they want.

6 Ways to Find Support for VBAC
Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is on the decline in some parts of the country, mainly for fear of lawsuits. This makes it difficult for women who want a VBAC to find a supportive practitioner in their area. Here is what you can do to find a practitioner to safely support you in a vaginal birth after a cesarean.

VBAC Birth Stories
Stories of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) from women who have experienced them.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: A Good Idea?
Common concerns and reasons addressed in an unbiased manner, from your About.com guide.

VBAC Safety
International Cesarean Awareness Network's response to the media over new VBAC study and controversy.

Why Choose Vaginal Birth?
From the International Cesarean Awareness Network on why a VBAC is a good idea for most families.

VBAC Scoring
Is there a method to predict who will have a vaginal birth after a cesarean, from your About.com guide.

What Every Woman Should Know About Cesareans
From the Maternity Center Association (MCA) comes this wonderful booklet about cesareans. One of the only middle of the road texts available. Complete with medical references to help you make up your own mind.

International Cesarean Awareness Network
A support group both online and off for VBAC and Cesareans.

Vaginal Birth After Two or More Cesareans (VBA2C)
Kmom does a really impressive job of combing the medical literature for all in the information out there on vaginal birth after two or more cesareans (VBA2C). You can read success rates, labor inductions, and more at her FAQ.

Informed Consent
Includes a section on a VBAC consent form by Dr. Bruce Flamm, but has great information for anyone.

VBAC and Induction Study
Abstract from the New England Journal of Medicine over VBAC and induction safety concerns. "For women with one prior cesarean delivery, the risk of uterine rupture is higher among those whose labor is induced than among those with repeated cesarean delivery without labor. Labor induced with a prostaglandin confers the highest risk."

Safety of Vaginal Delivery After Cesarean Section
Medical College of Wisconsin Physicians and Clinics explains the ins and outs of VBAC safety.

Why consider a VBAC?
Why a vaginal birth after cesarean might be the right option for you.

Uterine Scar Ruptures
What is a uterine scar rupture? How often does a cesarean scar rupture occur? The answers to these and other questions.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Homepage
Why you would want to have a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean can be found here, as well as stories, recommendations from different physicians and midwives, how to maximize your chances of a vaginal birth, and much more!

VBAC Tips - What VBAC tips do you have to offer having a vaginal birt…
Needs some VBAC tips? Or do you have some VBAC tips to share? Help others plan for a successful vaginal birth after cesarean by sharing your wisdom.

Planning a VBAC When Your Partner Isn’t Sure
A look at how communication can help you and your partner find a happy medium when planning for a VBAC, even when he is not convinced that a VBAC is a good idea.

Common Care Provider Red Flags When Planning Your VBAC
A look at some red flags that might occur when your provider isn't as VBAC friendly as you'd like.

Celebrity Moms Who Had a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Looking to figure out which celebrity moms had a VBAC?

Ways to Celebrate Cesarean Awareness Month
A look at some ways that everyone can celebrate Cesarean Awareness Month.

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