More and more women are interested in doing a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) for their next birth (second, third, fourth…). VBAC is becoming more accepted in obstetrical practices and there is a strong movement within the natural birth community for this choice to be offered to women who have had a previous c-section.
If you are wanting to do a VBAC, first you have to find an OB that will allow you to do one. Some OB’s will say they’ll do a VBAC, but when it comes closer to time, they’ll start pushing you towards another c-section (I’ve heard some women say that their doctor started talking to them about scheduling another c-section as early as 20 weeks). By doing some research and asking which OB’s are actually doing VBAC’s in their practice, you should be able to find a doctor that will support you in having the birth that you want to have.
Next you have to prepare yourself for labor & delivery: physically, mentally and emotionally. This video explains how chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy will help you have a successful VBAC.
- Healing from the past c-section
- Reinforcing the mindset that this vaginal birth is absolutely doable
- Optimizing the strength and coordination of the uterine muscles during labor
- Aligning the pelvic bones so that your baby may more easily pass through the birth canal