Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)

By Jane Palmer

Are you planning a vaginal birth after having a caesarean birth? If so, this is the section for you. I have pulled together information from our website and from the web to help inform and encourage you.

Emotions for women who achieve a VBAC are many. Indeed, most women feel a victory and a relief. Many women also feel a deep, profound sense of healing.

The World Health Organisation says no country should have a cesarean rate above 10-15%. However, in Australia we currently have caesarean birth rates in excess of 30% . This is totally unacceptable. It means that women are being subjected to unnecessary surgery.

Researching VBAC enables you to find out the real risks of vaginal birth and elective caesarean. Therefore, you can make an informed decision for you and your baby. Please browse the articles, stories, videos and links I’ve put together.

Resources

For further information on VBAC see:

VBAC Links

  • Birthrites: Healing After Caesarean Inc. This site aims of provide a support network for women who have had a previous caesarean section and to increase awareness of womens’ needs. There is lots of information on Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) and offers contacts for women seeking a VBAC.