Are you considering a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)?

You're not alone. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from 2019 (released May 20, 2020) show that 31.7% of all US births were by cesarean, and 86.2% of those with a history of a previous cesarean birth have a repeat C-section. 

The encouraging news is that also according to the CDC, the VBAC rate is rising and  has increased in recent years from 12.4% to 13.35!

At Born This Way Doula Services, our certified VBAC specialists understand that your previous cesarean is an important part of your story and is in no way less valid than any other birth.

 

But you may want to explore a different path for this birth, and we believe that every person has to right to weigh all of the available options and make the right decision for them, their baby and their family.

How we make a difference

We know that a large factor in achieving a successful VBAC is preparation and research – a lot of it. Our doulas have the knowledge, skills and resources to help you feel confident and prepared. We pride ourselves in providing only evidence-based information, so that you can make the healthiest decision for you and your family.

We believe that assembling a supportive team is imperative. We can help you focus on your goal while providing information on providers, area hospitals and other caregivers that will best support you in your endeavor.

Of course, we doulas love to provide emotional support! We know that your past experiences and challenges have shaped you, and we’re hear to listen and guide you and your partner through this new journey.

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We know that

Feeling safe and heard is important to you.

We're attuned to you

Creating a feeling of security, validation and empowerment.

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We instill strength

And reduce fear to enable you to be persistent.

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We support

Without expectation, judgement or bias.

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We understand

That your emotional, educational and physical needs are unique.

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We bring you

Awareness of your rights as a patient.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics

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The International Cesarean Awareness Network