Tag: VBAC

Four recent birth-related revelations…

Since I got back from our latest trip, I’ve been catching up with the research, blog posts and thinking that went on while we were away, and I found so many interesting things that I decided to write a summary…

Women’s experience of vaginal birth after caesarean

Australian researchers have published a review and meta-synthesis of twenty research papers exploring women’s experience of vaginal birth after caesarean in a variety of birth locations. This is an important and valuable piece of work because, although we know that…

Discussing the new RCOG VBAC Guidelines

Earlier this month, the RCOG released the new version of their Green-top Guideline on vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).  In introducing this document, they note that, “There is a consensus (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE], Royal College…

Birthillogics # 4 – water and scar pain

The illogical policy that I’d like to share today isn’t necessarily widespread, but I’ve now heard this one three times, from three different areas of the world, so in my book that means it warrants discussion. Midwives and birth folk…

Two bits of good news for normal birth…

Do you fancy some good news? I do 😀 So here are two quick snippets that caught my eye as I updated my Recipes for Normal Birth research database, from which I think we can take hope… Firstly, let’s look…