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Birthing options

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC)

If you’ve delivered a baby by caesarean section, you may have a choice with your next pregnancy – a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) or a planned (elective) caesarean.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Next birth after Caesarean Section (VBAC)

next; birth; vaginal; caesarean; elective; emergency; VBAC; after; following; NBAC;A decision needs to be made about the way a baby is born if the mother has already had a caesarean section for a previous birth

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RANZCOG WEBSITE - Vaginal Birth after Caesarean Section

the reason you had the caesarean delivery and what happened was it an emergency? the type of cut that was made in your uterus (womb) how you felt about your previous birth experience

Read more on RANZCOG - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website

Giving birth to twins

Twins are more likely to be born early, often before 38 weeks, so it's important to understand your birth options.

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First 48 Hours: Public Hospital | Raising Children Network

Find out what happens in the first 48 hours after a public hospital birth, and compare options across different birth settings in our Birth Choices guide.

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First 48 hours: Private Hospital | Raising Children Network

Find out what happens in the first 48 hours after a private hospital birth, and compare options across different birth settings in our Birth Choices guide.

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Breech birth

A breech birth requires careful consideration and consultation with your midwife or doctor.

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Childbirth (baby delivery) information | myVMC

There are many ways of giving birth to a baby. Natural delivery (vaginal delivery), caesarian delivery (c-section) and water birthing are popular methods.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

HIV and women – having children - Better Health Channel

Women living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or women whose partner is HIV-positive, may wish to have children but feel concerned about the risk of transmission of the virus to themselves (if their partner is HIV-positive) or to the baby.

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