Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: The Smart Woman's Guide to VBAC



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  • Paperback
  • 210 pages
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: The Smart Woman's Guide to VBAC
  • Elizabeth Kaufmann
  • English
  • 23 February 2017
  • 0897932021

10 thoughts on “Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: The Smart Woman's Guide to VBAC

  1. Kyla Denae says:

    This book wasn t entirely what I d expected I suppose that s mostly because I read it right after Henci Goer s The Thinking Woman s Guide to a Better Birth That tagline A Smart Woman s Guide to VBAC led me to believe it was an entirely different sort of book However, that surprise doesn t mean it wasn t pleasant and informative I quite enjoyed it, and I found it to be an intensely important book Ms Kaufmann s point is quite simple if we re going to say we support the right of birthing This book wasn t entirely what I d expected I suppose that s mostly because I read it right after Henci Goer s The Thinking Woman s Guide to a Better Birth That tagline A Smart Woman s Guide to VBAC led me to believe it was an entirely different sort of book However, that surprise doesn t mean it wasn t pleasant and informative I quite enjoyed it, and I found it to be an intensely important book Ms Kaufmann s point is quite simple if we re going to say we support the right of birthing parents to choose the way they birth, we must apply that principle across the board, even toward parents who make decisions we might not agree with For instance, and most pertinently to her thesis, with the choice of whether to have a VBAC or a repeat elective cesarean She backed this point of view up with extensive statistical proof and a series of stories from real parents she interviewed about their primary cesarean births, and their subsequent experiences with both VBAC and repeat elective cesarean births It was well researched, written simply but informatively, with attention being paid both to those with the education to understand the numbers she was presenting and to those who might not have that technical expertise That said, I do feel that the author tended to gloss over certain aspects of the processes involved She s clearly not necessarily a VBAC advocate herself she a cesarean birth and a VBAC herself, preferred the cesarean, and clearly has decided how she, personally, feels about the risks and benefits involved There was no mention of compounded risks with cesarean sections, such as accreta, though she talked at length about the dangers of uterine rupture and the risks of a repeat cesarean that is not elective Perhaps part of this is because of the age of the book it is nearly as old as I am There were also multiple points where I felt she was, ever so subtly, missing a major point so much of the problems she cites, both in her fact based work and the analysis of her survey respondents, could be solved by other methods She did do a tremendous write up of doulas and the importance of informed consent all well and good But as a training doula, so many of the problems she spoke of lack of home support that motivated second cesareans lack of flexible time off failure of physicians to provide adequate time for labor and birth to proceed normally and on and on could be solved a dozen other ways besides repeat or primary abdominal surgery And yet, of course, that fact cannot overwhelm the very real fact that birthing parents still have right and duty to make their own decisions While the real stories she shared frustrated me at points because I knew the answer, I also understand that there are only so many things someone can do that real life isn t always tied up in a neat little bow and that the best anyone can do is be presented with accurate information and make the choices that best fit them and their families For that reason, I feel this book is important I feel it would benefit from being updated with the new discoveries of the past two decades, but that would likely be a difficult undertaking for any researcher In the end, regardless of it s faults a valuable book for birthworkers and parents alike written as a book report for doula certification

  2. Peggany says:

    This book is over ten years old now, so it s not fair to judge it in light of recent studies But I will anyway

  3. Vanessa says:

    This book was one of my set readers during Doula training I found it gave a good, thorough look at the science behind the pros and cons, offering fair comment on each Her commentary is based on mass research and group studies Thought provoking and definitely educating Would be interested in reading an updated version, with data from the last 5 years, it isthan 10 years old now But, a great read for understanding both sides of this controversial subject I actually didn t enjoy this bo This book was one of my set readers during Doula training I found it gave a good, thorough look at the science behind the pros and cons, offering fair comment on each Her commentary is based on mass research and group studies Thought provoking and definitely educating Would be interested in reading an updated version, with data from the last 5 years, it isthan 10 years old now But, a great read for understanding both sides of this controversial subject I actually didn t enjoy this book while I was reading it, found it very hard going, but have found myself referring to it numerous times since I finished it For me, was definitely helpful

  4. Diana says:

    I read this book for my doula course and didn t like it The subtitle reads The Smart Woman s Guide to VBAC , but it should have read The Smart Woman s Guide to a Repeat Cesarean It is very heavily focused on a Cesarean being the better way of birthing, which really bothered me There is no point in reading this book when you want to have a VBAC as it doesn t really give information on how to achieve that at all.

  5. Sarah says:

    This book was certianly not what I expected The book is written by Elizabeth Kaufmann, who is not a medical professional, but a health journalist, though she did have a medical consultant as she wrote the book She notes in the book that she had her first child via cesarean section and her second child via VBAC Although not specifically stated, she leads you to believe that she felt pressured into having a VBAC by her doctors and was not comfortable with it and did not enjoy her birth experein This book was certianly not what I expected The book is written by Elizabeth Kaufmann, who is not a medical professional, but a health journalist, though she did have a medical consultant as she wrote the book She notes in the book that she had her first child via cesarean section and her second child via VBAC Although not specifically stated, she leads you to believe that she felt pressured into having a VBAC by her doctors and was not comfortable with it and did not enjoy her birth expereince I think it is important to realize and understand her point of view while reading the book.As I said above, the book was not what I had expected I guess I expected a book about the pros and cons of VBAC along with pros and cons of repeat c section The majority of the book discusses the cons of VBAC and the pros of repeat c section The author largely takes the view that the reason that the US would like to lower its c section rate is due to the high cost of c sections to insurance companies, thus they promote VBAC as a cost savings measure to the health care system, not because it is a good alternative for women and babies I m sure that is one valid point of view of the situation, but she doesn t delve much into any other points of view.There is some good statistical information in the book though the book was writte in 1996, so I suspect there is muchcurrent information out there There is also a good analysis of what makes a woman and her baby good candidates for VBAC That was probably the most helpful part of the book.Bottom line if you are looking for a book that would shed some light on whether you would prefer to have a repeat c section or VBAC, this is only one part of the story If you consider all these things before reading the book, you ll be less disappointed than I was

  6. Brooklyn James says:

    I thought this book was an interesting and candid take on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean The author and her real women s experiences do not sugar coat anything I felt it was a fair and unbiased depiction of many various experiences Some literature on this subject seems to be skewed, depending on the author s perspective and role in or out of healthcare I felt Kaufmann handled the information very well and represented both repeat c sections and vbac options choices and outcomes superbly Af I thought this book was an interesting and candid take on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean The author and her real women s experiences do not sugar coat anything I felt it was a fair and unbiased depiction of many various experiences Some literature on this subject seems to be skewed, depending on the author s perspective and role in or out of healthcare I felt Kaufmann handled the information very well and represented both repeat c sections and vbac options choices and outcomes superbly After a very long labor and primary c section with my first born, I am currently researching my options with any future deliveries However, I do have to say that after reading this book, I am still unsettled as to whether I will try for a vbac or a repeat cesarean with my next birth I have to say that the most important thing I picked up from this book is that Kaufmann makes it clear that it should be a woman s choice And based on her choice, she should try and find the best possible match for her healthcare provider one who is on board with her plan and wishes Therein lies my quandary The decision is mine

  7. Dara says:

    It took me less than a day to read this book It was awful but I couldn t put it down Apparently, in 1996, VBAC was the norm and doctors encouraged it This book is actually about how decide whether to go along with this or to choose a repeat c section however it was horribly biased towards choosing a c section, stressing the problems that may occur with a VBAC and minimizing problems that may occur with a c section I only wish that the medical climate was so pro VBAC today.

  8. Kim says:

    I probably should give this a higher rating I felt like I wasconfused and hadquestions after reading this The final conclusion is that you need to know what you want, fight for it, and make peace with whatever happens But she made me less certain of what I want and feel less peace Also, it is kind of old But I can t find things writtenrecently.

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