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Birthing options

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

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. It may be possible for her to have a vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC) or a repeat Elective Caesarean may be safer.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

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. It depends on your medical circumstances, and it helps to know about the potential benefits and risks of VBAC.

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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

Information on giving birth to twins including where you should give birth, birthing options and what happens if your babies are born early.

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Breech birth

A breech birth requires careful consultation with your midwife or doctor. Learn more on what you need to consider if your baby is in the breech position.

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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

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