In this section you will find articles on Vaginal Birth after Caearean (VBAC).
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Safety of Vaginal Birth After Three or More Caesareans
"Many would acknowledge a general perception that attempting a vaginal birth after a caesarean (VBAC) carries unique risks. The prevalence of these risks is also perceived to increase with the number of prior caesareans a woman has experienced." This article gives the facts about vaginal birth after three or more caesareans and presents the safety issues surrounding it.
What are the implications of an increasing caesarean section rate for maternal and perinatal health?
In June 2007, NSW Health organised a statewide forum, Caesarean Section – Future Direction
. The purpose of the multidisciplinary forum was to examine the rise in caesarean births within the public health system and to determine the future policy for caesarean birth in NSW.
Report review: Why the birth after caesarean randomised control trial is good news for VBAC
In March 2012 the results of the controversial Birth After Caesarean Randomised Control Trial were finally published. The are are no big surprises in this report, but there are many questions that remain to be answered.
Caesareans linked to increased infertility
A study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics (2002) found that three times more first time mothers who had a caesarean section suffered long-term infertility problems than women who had experienced a vaginal birth.
How I Prepared for Birth After My Unplanned Caesarean
My work as a doula started only after I had experienced the birth of my second child Bailey, which was a natural vaginal birth into water. The birth of my first child Karl was by caesarean section after a cascade of interventions in my attempt to have a normal vaginal breech birth.
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean
There are many reasons why a woman may want to have a vaginal birth after a caesarean. Some of these reasons are to avoid the physical impact of caesarean section and others are the emotional desire to give birth vaginally to a baby.
Why give birth to your next baby vaginally? Attempting a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean has been proven to be the safest option for both mother and baby.
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)
The incidence of caesarean births is on the rise. In the past caesareans were not common, but now in Australia almost 1:3 women will give birth by caesarean.