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Birthing options

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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.

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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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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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Pregnancy and birth care options - Better Health Channel

Pregnant women in Victoria can choose who will care for them during their pregnancy, where they would like to give birth and how they would like to deliver their baby.

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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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