The VBAC Companion: The Expectant Mother's Guide to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nov 19, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
The cesarean rate is finally dropping in the United States, primarily because women who have had this operation are saying no to a repeat cesarean. They are doing so because vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, is generally safer than the alternative.
For most women, though, VBAC is still a scary prospect. In The VBAC Companion, Diana Korte explains the risks and benefits of both VBACs and repeat cesareans. She tells how to work on overcoming fears about labor, how to find a VBAC-friendly doctor (or midwife) and hospital (or birth center), and how to get extra support, from a labor assistant, childbirth educator, or VBAC support group. Korte also describes pain-relieving techniques for labor, and routine hospital procedures to avoid. Throughout the book are VBAC success stories, told in the mothers' own words, for inspiration on the path to a safe and joyful birth.
 

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In this book, Diane Korte explains the risk and benefits of both VBAC,s and repeat cesareans. She tells how to work on overcoming fears about labor, how to find a VBAC-freindly doctor and hospital ... Read full review

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Contents

Understanding
7
Planning
52
Giving Birth
137
VBACs Cesareans and Infant Mortality Around the World
177
Resource Directory
183
Bibliographic References
195
Reader Questionnaire
231
Index
233
Back Cover
241
Spine
242
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Diana Korte is the author of several books and the winner of more than forty journalism awards, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Award. She writes on parenting for thenbsp; Los Angeles Times Syndicate andnbsp; Mothering magazine. A mother of four, she lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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