your chances of having a successful VBAC
healthy and make sure your general health is good before
yourself on the reasons for your previous c-section. Investigate
this yourself and find out the facts.
your friends, family and partner on the reasons and benefits
of having a VBAC. Support from friends and family can help
strengthen your decision to have a vaginal birth.
success stories. Hearing positive stories of successful vaginal
births can help give you the encouragement you need to try
your caregivers. Ask questions. Find out their rate of cesarean
births and find out how they feel about VBACs.
other moms who have had VBACs, ask them questions, and seek
a childbirth class. Learn everything you can on pain management
and coping skills for childbirth.
a doula. Your chances of having a vaginal birth our considerably
higher with the support of a doula.
plan. Having a birth plan will help to communicate to
caregivers what your choices are in advance. It is sometimes
difficult to express yourself in the midst of childbirth.
Having everything written out will help you and your caregivers
to provide the best course for attempting a VBAC.
with proper planning it may be necessary to have another cesarean.
Be mentally prepared for that option. You are not a failure
if you have a cesarean. All births are a blessing.