Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)


Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth: Making Informed Decisions (The Praeger Series on Contemporary Health and Living)
by Nicette Jukelevics      Check out her website:

The Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Experience:
Birth Stories by Parents and Professionals

by Lynn Baptisti Richards and Michel Odent, MD

Natural Childbirth After Cesarean: A Practical Guide
by Karis Crawford

Cut, Stapled, and Mended
by Roanna Rosewood


International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
Childbirth Connection– Lots and lots of resources for VBAC on their website.
ICAN of Richmond– Closest ICAN chapter to Charlottesville. Holds monthly meetings


Best Evidence: VBAC or Repeat C-Section
Childbirth Connection

Maternal morbidity following a trial of labor after cesarean section vs elective repeat cesarean delivery: a systematic review with metaanalysis.

A. Cristina Rossi, MD; Vincenzo D’Addario, MD
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (April 2008)

Increased risk of stroke in patients who undergo cesarean section delivery: a nationwide population-based study.
Lin S-Y, MD; Hu C-J, MD; Lin H-C, PhD
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;198:391.e1-391.e7.

Patient Choice Vaginal Delivery?
Lawrence M. Leeman, MD, MPH; Lauren A. Plante, MD
Ann Fam Med 2006;4:265-268. DOI: 10.1370/afm.537.

Improved outcomes, fewer cesarean deliveries, and reduced
litigation: results of a new paradigm in patient safety

Steven L. Clark, MD; Michael A. Belfort, MD, PhD; Spencer L. Byrum, LCDR (ret.) USCG; Janet A. Meyers, RN; Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (December 2008)

Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality After Elective Cesarean Delivery
by Caroline Signore, MD, MPHa and Mark Klebanoff, MD
Clin Perinatol 35 (2008) 361–371

The risk of unexplained antepartum stillbirth in second pregnancies following caesarean section in the first pregnancy
SL Wood,a S Chen,b S Ross,a R Sauvec
BJOG 2008;115:726–731