Deciding whether a vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC) is the best path for you can take a lot of research and soul-searching. If you’re considering a VBAC — or even considering becoming pregnant — then Blooma’s VBAC-Choices for Birth class (March 10) can help you find your way.
(And if you need some inspiration, read the below e-mail sent by a class attendee who went on to “rock” her VBAC!)
Join two women who themselves experienced VBACs for a candid, in-depth discussion about your options, healing from a previous birth, and preparing for a future birth. Anne Gustin (certified yoga teacher) and Robyn Hustrulid (birth doula) know their stuff! They’ll dispel myths, while exploring the facts.
Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma
I just wanted to send you a quick email & let you know that I rocked a VBAC yesterday!! I attended a workshop with my husband in November at Blooma.
I’m a birth doula myself & really love to educate myself about all things birth. So for me the workshop was confirmation of my research & info. For my husband, it allowed him to hear for himself some of the risks, benefits, & alternatives to repeat C-section or VBAC.
I had placental abruption & labor with my first, so my C-section was definitely necessary. But I still wanted to have a TOLAC (trial of labor after Cesarean) this time around, thinking the risk for another actual catastrophic event in labor was slim!!
I had a super supportive midwifery team (Fairview Riverside midwives) & doula (Sondra Doty). John Eads, CNM was the one who attended my birth. They allowed me to labor at home for most of my labor! Only checked my cervix once! … They let me push in multiple positions never asking me to go on my back! I did not have any internal monitors or an IV (I was prepped with a lock though.)
Anyway, it was a wonderful experience! Active labor woke me up at 4 a.m. We arrived at the hospital at 7:20 a.m. I pushed at 9 a.m. and my son arrived at 9:19 a.m.!!
I did freak out before I knew I was complete & started begging for an epidural & C-section. My nurse, midwife & doula flat out said “No, just have your baby! Push him out!” So supportive!! Wink wink!!
So, thanks for your workshop & being an advocate for normal birth!! Whoop! Whoop!