What it’s like to have a Vaginal Birth after Cesarean

In today’s birth story episode, Barbara Demske shares her experience having a cesarean and then a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) with her next baby. Her cesarean was a really traumatic experience which she feared for her life during and after suffering through that, she knew she wanted to have a VBAC.

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Barbara Demske Bio

Today’s guest is Barbara Demske who is a mother to three little boys (Liam-4.5, Nolan-2, and Finn-6 months). She is a wife, a pediatric RN, and is currently studying to become a lactation consultant (IBCLC). She is the co-host of the All Things Breastfeeding Podcast with Barbara Robertson, IBCLC at the Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor.

You can connect with Barb on Instagram @barbdemske or @firstlatch where she has a created a community for celebrating baby’s first milestone of breastfeeding. You can also read about her family at www.cultivatingmotherhood.com, and you can listen to her podcast on iTunes.

Birth Resources

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth,

The Belly Mapping workbook

The Business of Being Born

More Business of Being Born – VBAC’s

VBAC facts

ICAN: International Cesarean Awareness Network – for preparing for a VBAC or to find help coping after a traumatic cesarean birth.

Reading/Listening to other VBAC Stories

Here are several previous VBAC Birth Story Episdoes of The Birth Hour: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six

vbac birth story en caul

The amniotic sac is still on the baby’s head here which is why its head is so shiny – born partially en caul.