Labor Views Part 4- VBAC, Always an OPTION

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Journey to a VBAC from Lindsey Meehleis on Vimeo.



I realize that this is a long video but it is well worth taking the time to watch it. So many women, my cousin included, have been sentenced to a c-section because of the words "too big," and they have been told that VBAC is not an option. Women we need to stand together and know our options when it comes to childbirth. Know your intended hospitals c-section rate as well as your doctors and the doctors in their practices c-section rate. Be strong and stand your ground, you know what is best for you and for your baby. Personally IF I ever have another baby and I can find a close homebirthing midwife that is the route I will be taking. If I do not have a homebirth option, it is illegal in some states for Midwives to attend homebirths, I will be birthing through a freestanding birthing center, but if there happens to be some sort of unforeseen challenges with the pregnancy I will be in a hospital. Don't let doctors tell you that since you have had one or two c-sections you are automatically sentence to another c-section there are plenty of women out there who have gone on to have successful VBACs after multiple cesarean sections. If your doctor or hospital does not support VBACs look elsewhere and see what your options are, it never hurts to ask around. Who knows what wonderful birthing experience you could encounter. Birth is a wonderful and beautiful event, as well as very empowering moment in a woman's life. EVERY woman has the ability to have a natural birth, it is what we were made to do.

2 comments:

Amanda, Kevin, and Landon said...

I really enjoyed watching this video. It gives me hope that next time around I will be able to have a VBAC.

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

So true! Well said!

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