Roundtable discussion: “No one can condemn you to a c-section!”

2010    Feldman P, Cymbalist R, Vedam S, Kotaska A. (2010). Roundtable discussion: “No one can condemn you to a c-section!”. Birth, 37(3): 245-251.

Abstract

 

The stories in this Roundtable Discussion are related by two women whose babies were born recently in Canadian hospitals. Each woman had undergone a cesarean delivery for her first child, and whereas Sophia delivered her second baby by vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), Marie was unable to find a practitioner or hospital that would allow her to have a VBAC for her second birth. The women describe how they feel about their choices and experiences. Their two accounts and the issues that they raise are discussed in commentaries by a family physician, midwife, doula, and obstetrician.

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