(VBAC = vaginal birth after caesarean)
Be informed. Be confident.
So you've had a caesarean. What does that mean for future births?
Maybe you're not pregnant yet, but want to know if you can have a better experience this time, and how to prepare for it.
Maybe you had a elective caesarean and now want to prepare for vaginal birth.
Perhaps you want to prepare for what to expect, or maybe you want to make different choices from what's offered, such as no continual monitoring, water birth or home birth.
Maybe you are weighing up whether to go for a vbac or another caesarean.
Whilst opting for a vbac is now the most common option, there are still plenty of questions for a women whose had a previous caesarean. For some it is the practical questions; others want the facts, such as, what are the statistics on scar rupture; whilst for many there are the personal/emotional, how can I have a better experience. If you had a difficult or traumatic birth, the desire to have control this time can feel at odds with the standard vbac care being offered.
Jo attended my vbac workshop and had a waterbirth in a midwife led unit. She says,
"This workshop is a total game changer. I'm convinced it led to my amazing pool VBAC!"
Read Jo's story HERE.
This workshop can give you some answers, and help you feel calm, confident and in control. I have supported over a hundred women having another birth after caesarean. My aim is not vaginal birth for everyone, but that everyone feels they make the choices that are right for them.
"Highly recommend this workshop!
I attended and learnt a huge amount which I’m sure played a large part in having an amazing VBAC experience."
"I highly recommend this workshop as well! Helped me plan for my HBAC!" (Home birth after caesarean)
In this workshop we will answer your questions:
Why did I have a caesarean? Will it happen again?
How do I decide between vbac and repeat caesarean?
What are the issues for vbac?
What is scar rupture and how much do I need to worry about it?
What will my midwife and obstetrician say about my birth options?
Can I have a water birth? Can I give birth in a midwife led unit or at home?
Can I be induced?
What can I do to have my choices listened to?
How can I maximise my chance for vbac?
If I have another caesarean, what choices do I have?
It is your baby, your body—so everything is your choice.
I hope this workshop will give you ideas and confidence to look forward to the birth of your next baby.
You do not need to be pregnant to attend the workshop.
Thursday 5th May 2022
Thursday 14th July 2022
7.30-9.15 pm GMT
Online via Zoom.
You don't have to be pregnant to attend. Many come before they get pregnant again, so they are prepared.
You will be sent the slides from the workshop, useful links, and my guide to 'Negotiating your care'.
If you are unable to attend the session you can still sign up and receive the recording and the slides etc.
Pay what you can afford: £15-£25
I have collected together some of the useful bits of information and research for women considering birth after caesarean. It is a work in progress. Please get in touch if you want anything else.
FREE ONLINE HBAC COURSE
(Home Birth After Caesarean)
This is a recording of an online webinar I did, with all the links.
It is completely free.