Avoiding repeat cesarean means becoming skilled in evaluating and caring for women who desire VBAC and educating about the risks, benefits and alternatives to both repeat cesarean and VBAC. Furthermore, midwives need to know how women heal after cesarean delivery and what they can do to foster the healing process.
About Author: Nell Tharpe
Nell Tharpe, CNM, has worked with birthing women, newborns and midwives since 1980. She teaches through Midwife Publications, the Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University and Birthwise Midwifery School. She is the primary author of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women‘s Health (Jones & Bartlett Publishers).
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