VBAC – Vaginal Birth After A Caesarean

Had a caesarean? You’ll need one for any other births, right?


Had a caesarean? You’ll need one for any other births, right?


After the birth of my son by emergency caesarean, I could not believe how many people automatically assumed I would have an elective caesarean with my next pregnancy.

So many people believe that once you have one caesarean section that you are then required, you must, have a caesarean section for any other births. While this was often the case back in the ‘olden’ days, but with the way caesareans are performed now, it’s a different story. A vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) is a very real option today for many women and families.

Pregnancy Loss

This is such a powerful, beautiful and raw piece of writing from one of our very own Calmbirth educators, Rosie Weatherly about the loss of her baby girl. A must read for anyone who is grieving the loss of their baby.

*trigger warning*

October is National Pregnancy & Infant loss awareness month.

The Golden Hours…

The golden hours are life changing. Literally.

But what are the golden hours?

The golden hours are the first few magical hours after a new human being is born into this world. Not only is a new baby born, but also a new mother & family, irrespective of how many other children you have. It really is a magical time. But, there are many things that you can do to try and help promote a lifelong positive transition.

I first heard about Calmbirth when my sister in law and her husband did it in the lead up to having their first child in February this year, when I was pregnant with my second. They were saying how good it was, and my thoughts were yeah ok, let’s see if you still say that after bub is born, very pessimistic, I know. Fast forward to her enduring a 3-day labour and giving birth to their beautiful son, and her declaring that the Calmbirth techniques were what helped her through it with minimal pain relief.

Maisie’s Calm & Harmonious Birth

Prior to attending Rosie’s Calmbirth course I was very anxious about labour and giving birth. I had somewhat convinced myself that I wouldn’t be able to cope during labour and that I wanted to have an elective cesarean.

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