Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Lois counsels women who have given birth by cesarean section and wish to give birth vaginally. Women hoping to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) benefit enormously by preparing for the upcoming birth. Acknowledging the impact of a previous birth experience is an important part of preparing for a subsequent pregnancy, birth and postpartum period.
Women who give birth by cesarean undergo major surgery and may experience a range of feelings as a result. Most women who have had a cesarean are greatly relieved and happy to have a healthy baby. But some women also feel disappointment or a sense of failure. Others feel fearful or traumatized after experiencing unexpected complications and a birth in the operating room.
For some women, pregnancy can trigger intense feelings that have not been sufficiently resolved following a cesarean section. Lois believes that discussing the previous birth, as well as preparing for the next birth, is an important process to undertake to prepare for VBAC.
For private VBAC sessions to prepare emotionally, physically and spiritually for vaginal birth after cesarean, please contact Lois.
Contact Lois Freedman by phone at 617-543-1270, or Lois@LoisFreedman.net