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How midwives and obstetricians view VBAC

It’s common knowledge that vaginal birth is more beneficial for mums and bubs than a caesarean section, yet Australia still has one of the highest caesarean rates in the world.

Part of the problem is that once you have had a caesarean section, there is a perception in the healthcare system that you can’t have a vaginal birth for your second or subsequent children.


Maralyn Foureur is a Professor of Midwifery at the University of Technology Sydney. She has looked at how midwives and obstetricians view the practicalities of vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC).

Producer: Ellen Leabeater 

Image: Sara Neff on Flickr.

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