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VBAC resources


Vaginal birth after caesarean by Helen Churchill and Wendy Savage

Silent knife by Nancy Wainer Cohen and Lois J Estner

Thinking Womans Guide to a Better Birth – Henci Goer
(a researcher who has collated evidence regarding the current birth culture -stats and facts)

Obstetric Myths v’s Research Realities – Heni Goer
(like book above but more academic and referenced)

Caesarean Birth:  Your Questions Answered by Debie Chippington-Derrick, Gina Lowdon and Fiona Barlow.

The VBAC companion by Diana Korte
(A small booklet with several VBAC stories)

Gentle birth gentle mothering by Dr Sarah Buckley
(Birth preparation, birth stories, interventions, prenatal testing, parenting preparedness)

Ina May Gaskins A Guide to Childbirth
(1/2 of the book are birth stories and the rest explains what the body is so perfectly made to birth.  Ina May is a world renown expert on normal birth and has incredible outcomes at ‘The farm’ in Tennessee where she runs a birth centre practice).

Birthing from Within by Pam England and Rob Horowitz (Childbirth preparation)

The Pink Kit – Understanding your pelvis, exercises, visualizations etc to have as much space as possible for your baby to navigate their birth journey through.

VBAC Websites: 

CANA – vbac choices – Caesarean Awareness Network Australia
(full of facts and stats, articles, testimonials, recommended reading etc)

ICAN – caesarean information – International Caesarean Awareness Network – is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Birthrites – vbac choices – Healing after caesarean
(full of facts and stats, articles, testimonials, recommended reading etc)

Childbirth Connection’s
“What every pregnant woman needs to know about caesarean section” – vbac research – Research-based information, resources, continuing education and support for VBAC – optimal foetal positioning – Spinning Babies is a unique, step-by-step approach to Optimal Fetal Positioning. Certain positions of the baby make labor easier than others.

Statistics and research UK:


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Website

VBAC Workshops:

Birth Works  – Vaginal Birth After Caesarean ½ day workshop

Some public and private hospitals eg. Box Hill Hospital, Birallee, etc

Consumer Advocacy Organization:

ICAN (International Caesarean Awareness Network) – USA based

MC (Maternity Coalition) – Australian based

A mother/baby centred caesarean – It can be done! – utube clip

(other suggestions of resources that you would recommend are most welcome)

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