The Birthing Center of Buffalo applauds the decision to have a vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC)! Dr. Morrison and Eileen Stewart, CNM, have extensive experience in attending safe, successful VBACs and are happy to assist you in working toward your birth goals.
Our knowledge and experience has shown us that there are essential components necessary for a successful VBAC. Planning a VBAC with the Birthing Center staff involves the following:
- Engage a doula. We ask that you engage a doula to assist you and your birth team during labor and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals who are trained in labor support. They are absolutely critical to having a successful VBAC.
- Attend our VBAC support group. Our group meets the first Monday of every month from 6-8pm at the Birthing Center (please call the office or check our Facebook page to confirm the meeting). You will have the opportunity to meet other people planning VBACs and will hear the inspiring stories of moms who have already had safe, successful VBACs. Partners are welcome; childcare is occasionally available (please check with us first).
- For mothers with one prior C-section: Moms with low risk pregnancies and only one prior low-transverse C-section may be eligible to birth at the Birthing Center.
- For mothers with multiple prior C-sections: Due to freestanding birth center guidelines, we are unable to accommodate moms with more than one prior C-section. Our staff may be able to attend you at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, where our providers have admitting privileges. If you are planning a hospital birth, you may be able to labor at the Birthing Center or at the home of Eileen Stewart, CNM.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.