VBAC workshop (online)
(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.
WEDNESDAY 12 MAY 2020
7.30-9.00 pm BST
Online via Zoom.
Pay what you can afford, between £10 &£25
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'.
There will be a discount on my new course coming soon 'My body, my baby: making decisions in pregnancy & birth'. My top tools for working through your options, weighing up the evidence, discussing with your midwife/doctor, and making your decision.
Read Jo's vbac story. Jo attended my vbac workshop and had a waterbirth in a midwife led unit.
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.
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.