This is a Course for parents who have had a previous caeasarean section for women either on their own or with a birth partner/companion. It will be on Tuesday 4 October 10am-1pm.
This course will be taught by Bridget Supple who has herself had 3 successful VBAC births.
The breastfeeding class for this course will be held on Thursday 6 October 10am-12pm.
We encourage all women booked at the Birmingham Women's to attend our free parent education classes. Please note you MUST be booked at the Women's to attend our classes.
Classes are completely free but must be booked in advance.
Before attending your antenatal class, we recommend that you look at our selection of handouts to support you and your partner before, during and after the birth of your baby
The VBAC class is for women who have had a previous caeasarean birth and are hoping to have or considering a normal birth. The class will cover a chance to debrief the previous birth, finding out what a difference it makes being a VBAC, the risks of both VBAC and repeat caesarean and an opportunity to talk to and gain the support of others in the same situation, there will also be a refresher on the birth process (when to come in, pain management etc) a tour of delivery suite and a section on introducing the baby to older siblings. Lots of VBAC class groups have set up their own Facebook group after the classes and supported each other right up to and beyond the birth.
Try to attend your course between 30 and 35 weeks.