Preparing for a VBAC is a huge undertaking. There is so much to learn. So much to explore. So much advice from others about what you MUST do in order to "get your VBAC".
What I see is so many women focussed on things that are kind of pointless.
When do I need to start dates, raspberry leaf tea, gutter walking and bouncing on the ball? What do I need to take to the hospital to help me get my VBAC?
How do I know if I'm a good candidate?
Did anyone else in my situation get their VBAC?
Your time and energy is limited - so let's look at what you REALLY need to know as you start this journey.
We spend a lot of time working on birth plans because the message has finally gotten through "my body, my birth, my choice". But antenatal care seems to have been left behind.
Mainstream depictions and definitions of antenatal care are still along the lines of: "It's important for the health and well being of your baby" and many women still rock up to appointments with zero idea of just why they are there, what the benefits and risks are, and simply following the instructions of the care provider. Because we haven't quite got the "my body, my choice" message into our antenatal care yet.
For a truly powerful VBAC journey you really need to start placing yourself as the power in your story - well BEFORE you enter birth suite.
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