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VBAC

Premier VBAC Doula Support in the Greater Charlotte and Lake Norman areas of North Carolina

As Charlotte and Lake Norman's top VBAC Doula, I am here to offer you comprehensive support, wisdom, and guidance as you navigate the process of having a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean. I understand the particular challenges and concerns that come with this experience, and I am committed to providing you with the evidence, knowledge, resources, and emotional support you need to have a safe and empowering birth. Let's work together to achieve a successful VBAC!

What is a VBAC? 

VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. It refers to the process of giving birth vaginally after having previously delivered a baby via Cesarean section (C-section). Some women who have had a C-section in a previous pregnancy may be candidates for a VBAC in subsequent pregnancies, depending on various factors such as the reason for the previous C-section, the type of incision made during the C-section, the number of previous C-sections, and the overall health of the mother and baby. VBAC can be a safe option for many women, but it also carries some risks, such as uterine rupture, which is a rare but serious complication. Women considering a VBAC should discuss the risks and benefits with their healthcare provider to make an informed decision about the mode of delivery that is best for them and their baby.

What is a TOLAC?

TOLAC stands for Trial of Labor After Cesarean. It refers to the process of attempting to have a vaginal birth after having had a previous Cesarean section (C-section). If one has had a prior C-section and attempts to give birth vaginally rather than opting for a repeat C-section,it is called a TOLAC. Once the TOLAC is successful, we then call it a VBAC.

 

The decision to undergo a TOLAC is made after considering various factors, such as the reason for the previous C-section, the type of incision made during the C-section, the number of previous C-sections, the risk of uterine rupture, and the overall health of the mother and baby. The goal of a TOLAC is to achieve a successful vaginal birth while minimizing the risks associated with both vaginal delivery and C-section.

 

It is important for women considering a TOLAC to discuss the risks and benefits with their healthcare provider to make an informed decision about the mode of delivery that is best for them and their baby. As a VBAC doula, I can help you find the practice that best aligns with your goals and desires for your TOLAC.

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Statesville Doula Statistics

I am PROUD to have supported over 500 families in the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas of North Carolina!

94% Vaginal Birth Rate

6% Cesarean Rate

Of the 6% cesarean rate, 3% were scheduled or repeat cesarean births and only 3% were emergency cesareans.

According to ACOG, people attempting VBAC have a 50-80% success rate. My VBAC success rate is 91% !

According to Evidence Based Birth, the benefit of having an experienced doula with you are as follows:

  • 39% decrease in Cesarean births

  • 15% increase in spontaneous (non induced) vaginal birth

  • 10% decrease in the use of narcotic pain relief

  • Average length of labor decreased by 41 minutes

  • 38% decrease in the risk for a baby having a low 5 minute Apgar score

  • 31% decrease in the risk of the being dissatisfied with the overall birth experience

You've Got This!

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