Can I Avoid Another C-Section?

Preparing for a VBAC

You're having your second baby, "but it's like you're going into delivery for the first time," says Millsom, mom to 5-year-old Anita and 4-year-old Veronica. So if you're considering a vaginal birth after a c-section (VBAC), follow the experts' advice: Take childbirth classes that address VBAC, and read as much about the process as possible. Many moms planning to attempt a VBAC also enlist the help of a midwife or doula to guide them through labor. Regardless of your approach, focus on the fundamental goal. Dr. Hoskins reminds all her VBAC patients about what really matters: "A successful birth means a healthy mother and a healthy baby, regardless of the route of delivery."

Copyright © 2007. Used with permission from the October 2007 issue of American Baby magazine.

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