Our birth experience with Tiffany was exceptional.
As I entered this pregnancy journey, I came from a place of uncertainty, feeling fearful and feelings of anxiousness. This stemmed from my first birth experience that was far from enjoyable that resulted in an emergency c-section. It was a tramatic experience.
Tiffany supported me throughout my journey and was available to answer any questions that I had, or talk about concerns that arose. She is a strong advocate and empowered me to make informed decisions regarding my prenatal care and birth experience.
Throughout labor, Tiffany was a constant, calming, active support. Without TIffany, I'm not sure I would have had a successful VBAC. With her guidance and skill, I was able to make informed decisions throughout labor, that I believe resulted in a very successful VBAC. My partner, valued Tiffany's presence during labor. Tiffany offered him support as well and he felt comfortable and involved throughout the entire labor.
Tiffany is an amazing doula and if we choose to have more children, I will use her again and would recommend her to any pregnant couple. - KF
14.5% of my clients served in the past 8 years have be VBACs both at home and in the hospital. I have attended nearly 500 births.
Curious about VBAC success rates? I've kept close track and this is what I have personally seen:
Out of my total VBACs served I've seen 80% of the have a vaginal birth.
Of the VBACs I've served 63% have birthed in the hospital with a 68% success rate. 37% have birthed at home with a 100% success rate.
When deciding to chose to do a VBAC first choose where you feel the most safe giving birth. You DO NOT have to pick a place of birth/provider right away. Give it time. Interview the providers as a consumer. Research not only their VBAC rates, but the rates of their partners/where they work. Research Csec rates, ask about family centered cesareans. Ask in ICAN for referrals (if you are not a member, become a member of our local chapter). I personally refer all of my VBACs to NW Hospital, as it's where I've seen the most success.
Educate yourself. I always recommend clients take Sharon Muza's VBAC Your Way class www.sharonmuza.com. This class is great to dive deep into asking yourself "What does risk mean to me?"
Get a doula! There are doulas who have a ton of experience like myself, and others who have less but are on fire to support vbac families. www.doulamatch.net is a great place to start, also ask on local mom groups and ICAN.