VBAC Success Kit Must Haves!
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When I first started my blog, I wrote a post called How To Have a Successful VBAC. I wrote it with the intentions of helping other VBAC hopefuls. As proud as I am of that post, I feel that there are some things that are missing. So this post is intended to help fill in the gaps for that post.
No two VBAC’s are alike, but I do feel that all VBAC hopeful mommas can benefit from these VBAC essentials. A successful VBAC starts as soon as a mom decides she wants to have one, and the mental component is just as important as the physical component.
VBAC Success- Survival Kit Must Haves!
I first heard of VBAC’s after I had Honey Bee and instantly took to Amazon to help me find books to educate me on childbirth. This guide by Ina Mya is amazing at helping VBAC hopeful momma’s know more about the natural birthing process (something I feel my first doctor didn’t properly educate me on). I also found that this book about the Bradley method which helped me tremendously. It has great realistic visuals that really guided me with my second VBAC. It tells you how to get your partner involved and how to get them to play a supportive role in your labor and delivery. My doula was a great support person during my first VBAC. A doula can also assist in getting your partner to help during labor.
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Affirmations and Getting Baby Into Position
Once I found books to help me on my mission to achieve a VBAC I watched movies and documentaries. The Business of Being Born really resonated with me because it talked about exactly what I went through with my c-section baby. My doctor talked me into having a c-section. He told me that my baby was too big, and my pelvis was too small. I didn’t know I was tricked into having a c-section with my first child. After, I had my daughter I really felt robbed of an enjoyable birth experience.
Affirmations are an essential part of trying for a VBAC. There was a big mental battle that I would go through with my VBAC. I was so scared that my body would fail me. There were times when the lies my old doctor told would pop into my head. Self-doubt is real! So to combat that I listened to and read VBAC success affirmations.
Now that the mental part of having a VBAC is taking care of, here are some things I used for the physical aspect. I wanted my body to be ready to have a vaginal delivery. Spinning babies moves helped my babies get into place. Keeping up with regular exercise during pregnancy and eating healthy was an important component for my VBAC success.
Birth Plan and Labor
Though things don’t always go as planned, it is still good to have a birth plan. You can request to have your favorite essential oil being diffused during labor. You can also listen to Hypnobirthing. If you are attempting a VBAC for the first time, you may be in labor for a long time. So it is very encouraging to listen to affirmations and meditations from Hypnobirthing.
I hope that you find this guide helpful! Please let me know in the comments if you’ve had VBAC success or if you are trying to have a VBAC. What resources are you using to help you?
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