Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)...
Having a baby vaginally after a cesarean birth is a perfectly acceptable choice and can positively impact a woman’s life in many profound ways. Although women who have had a cesarean birth are grateful for the safe arrival of their baby, they may also feel grief, disappointment, or confusion at missing out on the powerful experience of birth. Aside from the physical advantages of birthing vaginally when compared with cesarean birth, there is often much deep emotional and spiritual healing in a VBAC. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean can be a joyful, triumphant, and family-centered experience.
Unfortunately, many women who seek a vaginal birth after a cesarean can not find a care provider (Obstetrician) or a birth place (hospital) willing to support their legitimate decision for a vaginal birth thus more and more women seeking VBAC look to midwives who attend women in their homes. Although, the risks of complication for women with one previous cesarean birth are virtually the same as a first time mother, as with any true emergency in the home setting, should a catastrophic emergency occur, there is a delay in accessing life-saving surgery or other interventions for mother or baby.
~VBAC can be a deeply fulfilling experience that honors~
~the value of both the process and outcome of a gentle natural birth~