VBAC

Whether you are planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), a VBAMC (vaginal birth after multiple cesarean), or simply want to know all of your options as you decide the birth that is right for you, we are here for you. We understand that VBAC can come with unique concerns and challenges, which is why we felt it vital to pursue extra knowledge and education. Training as Advanced VBAC Doulas through The VBAC Link has provided us the skills to offer personalized support that will benefit you during pregnancy and birth.

In a part of the country where repeat cesarean rates are between 80 - 90%, we understand that the logistics of planning a VBAC may feel overwhelming at times and be mentally and emotionally exhausting. We are ready to walk this road beside you and make the journey a little bit easier.

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Ways A Doula Can Support VBAC Families

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Assist in finding a provider and birth place that will support all of your goals and desires.

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Provide education on your options, by sharing evidence based information and debunking common VBAC misinformation.

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Encourage mental preparation during pregnancy by addressing any past trauma or fears related to birth.

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Provide a safe place to ask questions. We make a great sounding board when your thoughts become heavy.

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Help you advocate for your desires and encourage respectful communication and informed consent from your team.

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Connect you with local resources and groups that provide more support as you work towards your goals.

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Prepare a birth plan - including a repeat cesarean plan that honors your needs and wishes.

Kind Words From Past VBAC Clients

I highly recommend Abigail!! When I was afraid of doing a VBAC, I hired her one month prior to delivery. I had a c-section with my first, not because of any complications, but mainly because my son wouldn’t drop as he was “too big” for my small frame...in which we tried to jump start (unnaturally) 11 days before my due date.

When I found out I was having a girl, my heart was telling me to at least try to do a VBAC. I felt that possibly going in early and not preparing my body for delivery was why I couldn’t deliver my son naturally. My doctor wasn’t so sure and advising me against VBAC because of the risks, we even scheduled a date for surgery. Abigail assured me that the size of the baby did not matter, that it was more the readiness of baby and body. She encouraged me through every step, gave me all kinds of resources and tips to assess risks to make an informed decision and to prepare for a successful delivery. Two days past my due date, I had a successful VBAC!! During my overnight labor, she was awesome support and helped made me feel relaxed and comfortable and encouraged me the entire time!! I’m happy I chose to do this, so I can encourage my daughter one day with my story! This was God’s plan and my doctor had no idea what my body was capable of. So grateful for Abigail and the GREAT experience I had with her.
- Brittany G.

I wouldn’t want to birth without Abigail. Having her there with me during my healing birth after a cesarean was so helpful. She helped me get through the physical pain and also work through my fears during birth. I’m forever grateful for her care. Abigail and Jac are both amazing doulas and I’m so thankful we have them in our community.
- Rachel C.

These gals are great! They are for you 100%, through all of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I sort of wish my birth hadn't been so quick and easy, so I could've really taken advantage of Jac's full potential! Lol, just sort of She was there for the few minutes that I was at the hospital and was a reassuring presence in the room. They are so supportive and easy to talk to, plus Abigail seems to know everything about birth! If you need a doula, look no further!
- Kirsten M.