Background Evidence on the safety and appropriateness of vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) appears clear, but knowledge about women's choice towards this mode of birth is limited. Aims To identify variables related to women's decision-making about whether to try for VBAC. Method and findings Cross-sectional study was conducted. Feelings of body failure towards the previous birth and the desire to have a vaginal birth were associated with maternal choice of VBAC.Women who perceived a repeated section as being dangerous for them opted for a VBAC (p=0.030). Opinion of women with the same experience and information found online were implicated into maternal decision-making. Conclusion This is the first Italian study to confirm that maternal choice is complex and involves many factors. Midwives and obstetricians should strive to provide an evidence-based midwifery care, in order to offer a VBAC as a safe birth option.

Fumagalli, S., Colciago, E., Antolini, L., Perego, S., Fiorasi, M., Fossati, V., et al. (2020). Women's decision-making about mode of birth after a previous caesarean section. BRITISH JOURNAL OF MIDWIFERY, 28(2), 104-113 [10.12968/bjom.2020.28.2.104].

Women's decision-making about mode of birth after a previous caesarean section

Fumagalli, S
Primo
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Colciago, E
Secondo
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Antolini, L;Perego, S;Nespoli,A
Penultimo
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Vergani, P
Ultimo
2020

Abstract

Background Evidence on the safety and appropriateness of vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) appears clear, but knowledge about women's choice towards this mode of birth is limited. Aims To identify variables related to women's decision-making about whether to try for VBAC. Method and findings Cross-sectional study was conducted. Feelings of body failure towards the previous birth and the desire to have a vaginal birth were associated with maternal choice of VBAC.Women who perceived a repeated section as being dangerous for them opted for a VBAC (p=0.030). Opinion of women with the same experience and information found online were implicated into maternal decision-making. Conclusion This is the first Italian study to confirm that maternal choice is complex and involves many factors. Midwives and obstetricians should strive to provide an evidence-based midwifery care, in order to offer a VBAC as a safe birth option.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
Vaginal birth after caesarean, Caesarean section, Maternal decision-making, Midwifery care | Antenatal counselling
English
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Published Online:7 Feb 2020
Fumagalli, S., Colciago, E., Antolini, L., Perego, S., Fiorasi, M., Fossati, V., et al. (2020). Women's decision-making about mode of birth after a previous caesarean section. BRITISH JOURNAL OF MIDWIFERY, 28(2), 104-113 [10.12968/bjom.2020.28.2.104].
Fumagalli, S; Colciago, E; Antolini, L; Perego, S; Fiorasi, M; Fossati, V; Nespoli, A; Vergani, P
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