Birth after previous caesarean section

Madeley, Anna-Marie (2021). Birth after previous caesarean section. British Journal of Midwifery, 29(11) pp. 615–619.




Midwifery and obstetric involvement in supported decision making and subsequent clinical practice around birth after caesarean section has been much debated and negotiated for some time. This article discusses some of the clinical evidence and factors to be taken into account when providing support and information for women and birthing people considering their options for birth after caesarean. The article focuses on the currently published guidelines to support practice and guide discussions with women and birthing people. In the article, the terms ‘planned vaginal birth’ and ‘vaginal birth after caesarean’ are used interchangeably.

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