A new study from the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology notes reveals that babies born after elective repeat cesarean...
A new study from the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology notes reveals that babies born after elective repeat cesarean delivery have significantly higher rates of respiratory morbidity and NICU-admission and have longer hospital stays than babies born vaginally or born by a mother having a first-time c-section. The healthiest way for most babies to be born is vaginally. This is also a healthy birth for mamas. A c-section birth, while sometimes necessary is major surgery and can cause infection, a long recovery time frame, decreased baby bonding, and more problems for a birthing mama. See - scary cesarean birth facts you need to know. Your options; avoid a c-section birth in the first place so that repeat c-section births become a moot point or attempt a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) birth.

We've discussed VBACs here before and luckily they're becoming more common. In the past it was hard to find a prenatal care provider who wanted to attend a VBAC, but times do change. If you need help finding information or a care provider who’s on board with what you want, take a look some resources that can help you make informed decisions about maternity care and birth. For general VBAC information, check out the Best Evidence for VBAC Safety.

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