VBAC: Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean: iVillage Community

VBAC: Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean Message Board

Cesarean sections account for one out of every four births in the United States. VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) has been proven to be safe for almost all women, and is recommended as a safe option by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Still, one third of all cesareans are for mothers scheduling a repeat surgical delivery. For years the motto "once a cesarean, always a cesarean" was considered to be gospel, and it seems that old myths die hard.

Research show that approximately 80 percent of women who have given birth by cesarean will be able to go on to give birth vaginally. (Some studies even show success rates of over 90 percent.) Are you hoping to be a happy statistic? On the VBAC board, you'll find the support and resources you'll need to prepare yourself and your baby for a successful vaginal birth after cesarean.

If you've never participated in message board before, you'll be surprised by how easy it is to get answers to your questions from experienced moms. You don't need to be an iVillage member to read messages, but if you want to post, just click on the "join now" link at the very top right hand corner of the message board page. Membership is free and it just takes a few minutes to sign up.

Resources for VBAC: Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean:
-- The VBAC Companion
-- VBAC: Should You Give it a Go?
-- Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: The Facts
-- Is VBAC Risky?
-- How to Manage Your VBAC Fears

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