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How the mind and emotions affect the body | Why labor hurts and why it doesn't have to | Releasing fear the enemy of labor | Preparing your mind and body for birthing | Avoiding artificial induction and episiotomies | Developing ultimate depth relaxation | Understanding the stages of labor | Preparing your Birth Plan | Tapping Nature's own relaxant | Breathing your baby down for birth

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Trust Your Birthing Body - VBAC

by ANNE SWANSON, BS, HBCE

Many VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) mothers choose HypnoBirthing. Following is a list of benefits that HypnoBirthing provides and how it enhances a VBAC experience.

10 Reasons to Choose VBAC

by ROBIN ELISE WEISS, LCCE

Many women are choosing to try a vaginal birth these days and the literature is very supportive of this decision. Most studies and facilities are finding that over 80% of mothers who have had a previous cesarean birth are safely and successfully having a vaginal birth with subsequent pregnancies. Here are some reasons that you may wish to consider a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or you might have some of your own to add!

  1. VBAC is usually safer for mom and baby.
  2. VBAC reduces the risks of infection to the mother.
  3. Labor is good for babies in most cases.
  4. Not having surgery makes mom's recovery easier.
  5. VBAC reduces the risks of respiratory problems in babies.
  6. VBAC involves a shorter hospital stay.
  7. More than 80% of women will be able to have a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean.
  8. Breastfeeding is easier after a vaginal birth. Usually for a variety of reasons, including faster and more direct access to your baby and less postpartum pain for mom.
  9. VBAC can help prevent injury to your internal organs, like your bladder, intestines, or even the need for an emergency hysterectomy.
  10. VBAC is less expensive.