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Birthing Normally After a Cesarean or Two (American Edition) (Fresh Heart Books for Better Birth) Paperback – May 31, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: Fresh Heart Books for Better Birth
  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Fresh Heart; American ed edition (May 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906619204
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906619206
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #685,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was my personal experience of going through a cesarean, and then searching for and having a VBAC, that led me to write this book and become a childbirth researcher. I wanted all women to know it was possible to give birth vaginally after a cesarean so they could make an informed decision after having had a cesarean. I did in-depth research on the subject, always updated, and over the years enriched my book with all the testimonies, comments and questions that I received from women who had had cesareans and VBACs in the meantime. After the first edition of the book, I became a social scientist and worked for several years for the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (in Canada) and its institutions, writing projects for birth centers with multi-disciplinary teams, and later supporting the implementation of these projects. I also am co-researcher or coordinator of studies on : lowering cesareans (QUARISMA), women's experiences of childbirth (CRI-VIFF, Université de Montréal), and the experiences of immigrant women giving birth and having a child in Canada (La Maison Bleue, Montreal). Since 2005, I have been involved in the making of and dissemination of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI), and been part of the international White Ribbon Alliance Task Force that produced in 2012 the unique charter Respectful Maternity Care : The Universal Rights of Childbearing Women.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By B. Jeffries on June 19, 2012
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I purchased this book to bolster my courage to support my beloved daughter's desire to have a Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean (VBAC). I myself had a VBAC 28 years ago that didn't go very well. The outcome of mine was that my uterine incision nearly opened, and I was told I could never give birth normally again. This knowledge laid heavily on my mind when my daughter said she wants to try for a VBAC
Birthing Normally After a Cesarean or 2 was superbly calming . The book is heavily researched and combines reassuring scientific facts with delightful successful VBAC stories. It does address possible complications, and puts them in their proper perspective. In many cases the women were able to have a home unmedicated delivery with the support of caring knowledgeable midwives, doulas and friends. Reading both the science and the lovely stories eased my mind tremendously.
After reading Birthing Normally, I believe that my daughter should be able, God willing, to vaginally birth my grandson come November. I am so grateful to have found this reassuring book. I highly recommend it for all moms considering a VBAC and for their worried Moms.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kali Yuga on January 9, 2014
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I highly recommend Helene Vadeboncoeur's book to mothers who are planning a VBAC and their partners. Her style is at once scholarly and conversational. While reading, I had the sense that I was gleaning inside information and advice from a sympathetic friend who just happened to be an expert in the field. The author references a wide array of scientific articles and research studies which overall support the theory that a vaginal birth after 1 or 2 caesarean sections is a safe, reasonable and healthy choice for many (probably most) women. This impressively and thoroughly researched book does not read like a textbook, however, and it's great to see that the emotional aspects of making the choice between VBAC and ERCS are not neglected. While the need to establish VBAC safety and the probability of success is fulfilled,the mother's emotional context of pregnancy, birthing and becoming a mother is also explored in-depth, making this book a balanced and highly readable work. The author shares intimate details about her own births as well as a variety of VBAC and VBA2C birth stories collected from other women. Reading the stories in the mothers' own words is powerful and encouraging. It helps to put the reader at ease and realize that so many millions of women are going through the same thing they are. Vadeboncoeur even provides a how-to guide, explaining concrete steps a mother can take to maximize her chances of getting the safe, healthy, normal birth every mother and child deserve. Well worth the money. I have returned to this book again and again for encouragement, statistics and inspiration. Thanks, Ms. Vadeboncoeur!

Once a Caesarean, Always a Choice
http://choosevba2c.blogspot.ie
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By seven girl on February 3, 2013
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After having had a c-section for my first child, I knew that I wanted to attempt to VBAC for my second...which I have not yet concieved. This book has helped me get over some of the fearful thoughts that I had about uterine rupture and also is a perfect book for statistics you can take to your doctor who may not have the understanding into the risks of VBAC verses section.
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By Amazon Customer on January 27, 2014
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This book has a lot of great information about VBAC's. And really great stories of other VBAC's. I bought it so I could be fully informed about VBAC's since I was going to have one in a hospital. I would recommend this book to anyone who will be having one. Even for midwives and doulas.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By All-access Customer on January 25, 2013
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lots of great information, loved the empircal evidence for sure. my VBAC was successful, but i think it had more to do with a doula and determination
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