Water has been used from as early as 1806 for pain relief and to aid relaxation during labour and birth. It soothes the tension away and in doing so relaxes those oh so tight muscles – including the cervix. Water has been proven to speed up the birth process and reduce the incidence of intervention. It is a safe and positive option for those interested in using water for labour or birth. There are often many concerns and questions which should rightly be asked and answered. Read more here:
There are many reasons why a woman would consider having a vaginal birth after a previous c/section including quicker recovery time, shorter hospital stay and being able to resume your normal activities sooner. Some women prefer the idea of being more involved/an active part of their birth experience, some may feel of loss from not previously having birthed vaginally. Each woman has their own unique reason for wanting to attempt a vaginal birth and all the evidence published over the past few years indicates that a woman under the right circumstances should be afforded the opportunity to attempt a vaginal birth after c/section (VBAC).
There is a huge worldwide drive for preventing the primary caeserian section i.e only doing a c/section when it is truly indicated and medically safer for either mom or baby and not for social or feeble reasons that are not truly evidence based.
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