stands for Vaginal Birth after caesarean.
We believe every mother should be given the chance to birth the way she feels is best for her and her baby. To feel safe and secure during pregnancy, labour and post birth. To have all her options presented to her so she can make an informed choice about the experience she wants to have. To be fully respected and not dehumanised because she chooses to birth her baby in a way that goes against hospital policies or individual birth professionals opinions. To have the best environment to birth in and to have continuity of care, but in the case that It's impossible, the professionals supporting her empower and encourage her every step of the way.
Unfortunately, what I have just described is not the case. Valuable information is not given to these mothers, instead, this way of birthing is hidden from them, and they are treated like patients instead of mothers who are preparing for the most important time of their life, to give birth.