From the Field: A Woman’s Guide to VBAC

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PROJECT TITLE

A Woman’s Guide to VBAC: Navigating the NIH Consensus Recommendations

NAME OF ORGANIZATION, AGENCY, OR INSTITUTION

Lamaze International

PRIMARY CONTACT NAME AND TITLE

Cara Terreri, Community Manager, Giving Birth with Confidence

PROJECT AIM AND GOALS

In June 2010, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) panel published a Consensus Development Conference Statement on vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). In addition to examining the current evidence related to VBAC and offering recommendations for future research on this topic, the NIH panel concluded that VBAC was a “reasonable option” for most women with a previous cesarean section.

A group of maternity care experts and VBAC advocates came together to create A Woman’s Guide to VBAC: Navigating the NIH Consensus Recommendations, a free online resource guide that addresses the most common and pressing questions women may have about their birth choices in light of the NIH Consensus Recommendations and the evidence underpinning them. The Guide is freely available on Lamaze International’s consumer education and outreach web site, Giving Birth with Confidence.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Cara Terreri at cterreri@smithbucklin.com

givingbirthwithconfidence.org/a-womans-guide-to-vbac/

Filed in Clinical controversies, Community education/outreach, Consumer advocacy or political action, Decision making and choice, Stories from the Field on Sun., Apr 3, 2011