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2023-02-15 | Baby Ahoy Season 3 – Episode 1 Maya’s VBAC Journey
This episode is about Maya sharing her birth stories. Her first Surgical (C-Section) Birth in India and her second Vaginal Birth after C- Section (VBAC) at the hospital in The Netherlands.
Maya was born & raised in India. She now calls The Netherlands her home and lives with her partner, Gaurav and her two daughters, Naina & Diya. In this episode, Maya & I talk about her first surgical birth, her second vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC), how she & her husband Gaurav have adapted their role as parents of two small children, sleep deprivation, how Maya has slowly transitioned back into work, struggles & challenges that comes with Breastfeeding & Postpartum.
In our conversation Maya talks about her first birthing experience in India because her first daughter was breach and had to have a surgical birth. We then talk about VBAC which is Vaginal Birth After C-section.
At 4min into the conversation, Maya mentions about turning the baby. The procedure is called External Cephalic Version (ECV). External cephalic version (ECV) is a procedure that tries to turn a breech baby into a head-down position so you can have a normal vaginal birth. To know more about ECV, please speak to your care provider.
VBAC resources – If you are interested in knowing more about VBAC births then refer to the following links
Caesarean.org.uk – offers information and support on many aspects of cesarean and vaginal birth after cesarean, including articles, photos of C-section scars and a C-section birth plan, A Woman’s Guide to VBAC offers support for decision-making about VBAC versus repeat cesarean section, based on guidance from the National Institutes of Health.
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) provides information about C-section in the name of preventing unnecessary cesareans, providing support for cesarean recovery and promoting vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
VBAC.com provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to research-based information, resources, continuing education and support for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)
Evidence Based Birth – https://evidencebasedbirth.com/ebb-113-the-evidence-on-vbac/
For more information about my work, Please go to www.akriti.nl