Sunday, January 13, 2008
More about VBAC. Your input wanted
Photo 'Birth' from Maria Mono's photostream on Flickr.com
For those interested in this topic there is an online site 'vbac.com' which has links to useful resources (most but not all of which will open in New Zealand). This is a good place to start looking for evidence on risks and benefits of VBAC . Women who have a previous scar do have some additional risks compared to women with no scar, however having had a previous vaginal birth reduces these risks significantly. The really important point about this whole issue is avoiding the first caesarean section. How can we, as midwives and women, impact on the sky rocketing caesarean section rates internationally? I would love to hear your thoughts on this important topic.