My Powerful VBAC
September 28, 2023 | Thursday | 7pm-9pm PST
Explore your choices after birthing via Cesarean. This class is excellent for those who are (or consider becoming) pregnant again and wanting to explore your options of VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) HBAC (homebirth after cesarean) CBAC (cesarean birth after cesarean) and those who want to TOLAC (trial of labour after cesarean)
- Current Statistics on VBAC:
In this section, we will present the latest statistics and trends surrounding VBAC. We will explore success rates, factors affecting the likelihood of a successful VBAC, and how VBAC compares to repeat cesareans in terms of safety and outcomes.
2. How to Increase Your Chances of a VBAC:
Learn about the key factors that can positively influence your chances of having a successful VBAC. We will discuss prenatal care, choosing a supportive healthcare provider, and the importance of emotional well-being throughout the process.
3. How to Decide Between Planning for a Repeat Cesarean & a VBAC:
Making the right decision for your birth plan can be daunting. This section will delve into the factors you should consider when deciding between a VBAC and a repeat cesarean. We'll explore the risks and benefits associated with each option, empowering you to make an informed choice that aligns with your values and circumstances.
4. How to Build a Strong Team that Practices VBAC:
A supportive team is crucial for a positive birthing experience. We will discuss the roles of healthcare providers, doulas, partners, and family members in creating a conducive environment for VBAC. Additionally, we will explore effective communication strategies to ensure your preferences are respected.
5. Serious Complications, Stats, and What to Watch For:
Knowledge of potential complications is vital for any birthing plan. We will delve into the serious complications that could arise during VBAC or repeat cesarean deliveries. Understanding the warning signs and knowing when to seek medical attention can play a crucial role in safeguarding the health of both you and your baby.
6. Risks of Multiple Cesareans:
For those considering multiple cesareans, it is essential to be aware of the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure. We will discuss topics such as placenta accreta, uterine rupture, and the impact of multiple cesareans on future pregnancies.
7. Home Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (HVAC):
In this segment, we will address the concept of Home Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. We will discuss the eligibility criteria, the role of midwives or healthcare providers, safety considerations, and the benefits and challenges associated with this option.
8. How to Recover from a VBAC or Cesarean:
The postpartum period is a critical time for both physical and emotional recovery. We will provide practical tips on postpartum care, pain management, and emotional support for those who have undergone VBAC or cesarean deliveries.
9. Other Resources:
To further support your learning and decision-making process, we will share additional resources such as reputable websites, books, and people.. These resources will empower you to seek more information and connect with others who have had similar birthing experiences.
Our two-hour class on VBAC and Cesarean sections aims to equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions regarding your birthing journey. By understanding the statistics, risks, and benefits associated with each option and building a strong support team, you can approach your birthing experience with confidence and empowerment. Remember that your choices should align with your unique circumstances and preferences, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Happy birthing!