Coming Soon on the Blog: A Woman’s Guide to VBAC

Even with all of the information that is included in the recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) statement on VBAC, which says that VBAC is a “reasonable option” for most women with a previous cesarean section, it might be difficult for many of us to wade through the information and figure out what it means for us and our particular birth options and unique circumstances.

To address these concerns, Lamaze along with a team of midwives, obstetric research experts, mothers, doulas, lawyers, and healthy birth and maternity care advocates developed A Woman’s Guide to VBAC: Navigating the NIH Consensus Recommendations. The Guide, which will launch next week right here on Giving Birth with Confidence, will cover: 

  • What all of the technical terms in the statement actually mean
  • How to analyze the risks and benefits of VBAC and repeat cesarean delivery
  • Putting the risk of uterine rupture into perspective
  • Contacting your local hospital to find out their VBAC rates and policies
  • Advice on how to discuss the NIH Statement and its recommendations with your care provider
  • Other questions about the NIH Statement on VBAC

A Woman’s Guide to VBAC may be just what you need to empower yourself to be an advocate for you, your baby, and your birth choices!

Avatar of Cara TerreriAbout Cara Terreri
Cara began working with Lamaze in 2004, two years before becoming a mother. Three kids later, she's a full-fledged healthy birth advocate and the Site Administrator for Giving Birth with Confidence. Most recently Cara began study to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and DONA certified doula (learn more about her services at She continues to stand in awe of the power and beauty in pregnancy and birth, and enjoys helping women discover their own power and joy in the journey to motherhood.


  1. Avatar of Jena Jena says:

    I’m very excited for this information! I am 28 weeks along and will be having a VBAC this time. I feel almost as if I NEED to go in prepared (armed if you will) with all the information I can get my hands on to accomplish my goal of a normal birth.


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