Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Did you have a Cesarean with your first child? Are you exploring possibility of having a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with your second?
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) is a safe and viable option for many women who have had a prior cesarean or even two. We have created this online class to help you know the facts, understand the benefits and risks of all your options, and set yourself up for the best chance of success.
After this class, you will appreciate how confident and informed you feel as you prepare for your VBAC.
In 2010, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued guidelines that support this choice.
In this class you learn about the importance of finding and choosing a supportive provider, coping techniques to prepare for each stage of labor, and how to navigate the emotional and physical hurdles you face when pursuing a vaginal birth after cesarean. Our online class resources will help you keep these factors in mind while you develop your own birth plan with your support team.
What we offer
- The Birth Story including discussing your feelings surrounding your past and future birth.
- ACOG: Understanding the guidelines for a healthy vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
- Examining key questions for your Practitioner
- ICAN: A key resource for families planning a VBAC
- Review the stages and phases of labor, and ideal positions to support healthy progress.
- Relaxation and breathing techniques for labor and pushing.
- Understanding stage 2 and the urge to push.
- Review your hospital transportation plan.
- Breastfeeding and postpartum information specifically for second timers.
- Guidance to ease your transition as a growing family
After completing this online VBAC class, learners will be able to:
- Understand the risks and benefits of both VBAC and repeat cesarean birth
- Recognize the qualities of a VBAC supportive health care provider
- Identify a strong support team for your VBAC birth
- Develop and practice coping and comfort techniques that will help during your VBAC labor
- Write a VBAC birth plan that reflects your informed preferences