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Vaginal Birth After Three Caesareans

This is a video of Teresa's journey to a successful vaginal birth after three caesareans. Teresa's story is one of the most powerful birth videos I've come across - so I thought I'd share it with you.

Jane Palmer


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Selina Tokabobo
Nov 23, 2010 10:41am [ 1 ]

I am about 21 weeks and I have had 2CS. I want to have a VBA2C but I asked th doc but she wasn't very supportive. I dont want to go through another CS and I was just wondering what I should do. My 1st was and emergency CS dur to fetal distress Feb 07 My 2nd was an elective one due to being so scared of utrine rupture July 09 And now Im due in March 31 2011. Can you advise me on what I should do. I REALLY REALLY WANNA HAVE A VBA2C...NO WAY DO I WANT TO HAVE ANOTHER CS!!!!

Jane Palmer
Jan 16, 2011 7:34pm [ 2 ]

Hi Selina - it is very difficult to find support for a vaginal birth after two previous caesareans in many areas of Australia. Seeing out a midwife or doctor that is supportive of your choices is ideal. You can find supportive professionals on the following websites: Cares SA, Birthrites, Materinty Coalition.

Kylie H
Mar 29, 2011 12:09am [ 3 ]

This clip brought tears to my eyes. Have had 3 c-sections, first failure to progress, 2nd breech and 3rd...just because. Have a new partner so thinking about trying Vbac

Apr 11, 2011 11:24am [ 4 ]

4 months ago I had my second c-section and was devastated. We are planning another pregnancy soon and definitely want to try a VBA2C. Im currently on the search for a supportive DR in Western Sydney who I feel supported by, and I am planning on having a Doula for support. I really want to experience a natural delivery for my next and final baby. Please God, let it happen!!!!

Apr 11, 2011 2:11pm [ 5 ]

Hi Carolyn - I am so sorry you were not successful having a vaginal birth. Very few doctors support VBAC2. You have a few options: 1. Try to find a supportive doctor (but remember that you have no control over who the midwife is at the hospital). 2. Book with a Privately practicing midwife (Medicare is available if the midwife is Medicare eligible). 3. Book with a Privately practicing midwife who has a collaborative relationship with an obstetrician. I am happy to discuss these options with you on the phone (02) 9873 1750. Kind Regards Jane Palmer (Privately Practicing Midwife).

Jun 22, 2011 8:19pm [ 6 ]

Wow- this video is inspirational! I am currently 17 weeks pregnant with bubba number 3 and after two c-sections I have my heart set on a VBA2C. Does anyone have any contacts/information/anything about VBA2C in Brisbane? I have started doing my own research, but am finding a lot of links etc out of date. Any information would be appreciated.

Jun 22, 2011 10:43pm [ 7 ]

Hi Elizabeth - it is a very inspirational video. I personally don't have any contacts in Brisbane that can help. However why don't you do a search for a private midwife in Brisbane on the Find a Practitioner search and contact them to ask about the possiblity of a vagainal birth after a VBAC2. Good luck.

Sep 8, 2011 2:11am [ 8 ]

I have had 2 previous emergency c-sections at bankstown hospital, i would start contracting at 40weeks 5 minutes apart for about 6-8hours and then they would go and i wouldnt contract at all, my first labour they broke my waters i got to the most 8cm dialated after 40 hours of being in the hospital, and then i went back to 3cm they gave me a c-section. My second labour i started contracting at 39 weeks again 5 minutes apart for about 6-8hours and then it would stop, however i stayed at 3cm, my mucus plug showed which i never had before, then staying over night and then got stuffed around after 48hours from when i started contracting i had another c-section. I am now 27 weeks pregnant and stupidly going to Bankstown hospital again, but with no trust towards them, and they have said to me yep c-section again, but personally i dont want one, i would love to have natural but in the hospital so i am in a hospital if emergency occurs. I need help its getting to me and i really would love to feel the experience as my last c-section was horrible the scar still irritates me occassionally...

Sep 8, 2011 4:27am [ 9 ]

Hi Stephanie - Have you thought about hiring a private midwife? A private midwife can care for you right through pregnancy and be with you in labour helping ensure you have the best chance of a vaginal birth. To find a midwife close to you see our Find a Practitioner Search.

Oct 29, 2011 5:29am [ 10 ]

Wow! That was beautiful! I was wondering what Teresa was listening to on her headphones?

Apr 10, 2012 1:40pm [ 11 ]

This video gives me hope that maybe i too could have a VBAC after 2 c-sections. 1st one 2006 i guess i was young and easily led, 2nd 2009 after 9 hours no progress. And baby number 3 is due Oct 28th. I would love to have the chance to do it. Make the recover a little easier. I have just moved back home to my local area (western Sydney - penrith) and have no idea if it is even possible to be allowed to do it here?

Jul 11, 2012 12:35pm [ 12 ]

this made me cry i have had 2 c-sections both was failure to progress but wit my son thee gave me a sleeping tablet and i think tha stop everytyhing,we now tryin for baby number 3 an really hopeing to have a VBAC i still dont get why the last 2 was a c-sections,,any ider wat i can do to help me have VBAC my last c-section wa 3yrs ago,is loen weight a big help ?????

snehal vishnu panchal
Jul 29, 2012 6:11pm [ 13 ]

hi,I'm about 6 weeks n ont had 1cs.I just dont want another cs pls help me,to know about VBAC2. Dr.of heres not so supportive, just guide me what to do now?

Sep 4, 2012 4:54pm [ 14 ]

Awwwww im boiling my eyes out with watching this, because im in a similar situation, I am pregnant with our 4th baby and the last 2 i had csections and i am ready to have a VBAC, really want to find a Doctor etc that is supportive!!

Sep 6, 2012 3:19pm [ 15 ]

If you are living in Sydney you are welcome to call me for information on VBAC supportive services. Phone (02) 9890 7755

Shaye White
Nov 24, 2012 10:52pm [ 16 ]

Hi I'm currently 9 wks pregnant with twins and gave had 2 cesareans over 8 years ago with low transverse incisions. I definitely don't want another cesarean as both were not optional. First was planned ceasar with frank breach and second was posterior and on 10th day overdue. Both times I wanted to give birth vaginally. I'm wanting to know where the best support in WA would be for VBA2C With twins. Thanks

Macaire Hayes
Jan 22, 2015 3:17pm [ 17 ]

I would like to watch the video of VBAC after 3 cs is there a link to it that I am missing. I am currently pregnant with my 4th and waiting to have a VBAC after 3cs!

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