Find A VBAC Doula
Find A Certified VBAC Doula Near You
Are you planning a VBAC delivery? Make it easier on yourself by working with a trained VBAC doula. Doulas help women through pregnancy and the process of giving birth, and VBAC doulas are specially trained to work with women who want to deliver their babies vaginally after having had a C-section. Search Use our doula directory below to find a doula in your area who has taken our VBAC doula training program and/or completed our VBAC doula certification process. Parents enjoy the peace of mind they get from having one of our trained doulas by their side for the birth of their child.
Our VBAC trained and certified doulas are ready to support you in everything related to birth after Cesarean sections and their assistance perfectly complements the education found in our How to VBAC class for parents.
The VBAC Doula Directory
Why Hire a VBAC Doula?
Doulas that who have taken our doula training online know the current facts and evidence about birth after Cesarean. They are 100% ready to coach you through your unique needs.
Many years ago, delivering a baby vaginally after one or more previous C-sections was considered risky. The medical community discouraged women from trying VBAC deliveries, pressuring them to have repeat C-sections instead. Many doctors believed a VBAC birth was not worth the effort. While not all pregnant women are good candidates for VBAC births, most are, and the benefits of a VBAC delivery are numerous.
Once you look into the specifics of a VBAC delivery and decide you want a VBAC birth, you will want to find a doula to assist you. Many hospitals do not offer VBAC specific classes and the nursing staff may not fully understand VBAC births. For that reason, you will want a doula by your side who is trained in VBAC births. All our Certified VBAC doulas have achieved online doula certification and attended at least two VBAC births previously. Additionally, you can sign up to take our VBAC Parents Prep Course so that you are fully prepared when the time comes.
VBAC doulas perform an important function in the birth room. Most doulas attend home, birth center, and hospital VBAC births. Your VBAC doula will help you learn how to advocate for your birth preferences should your provider nor be supportive of your desire for a VBAC birth. However, sometimes a VBACs attempt ends in a repeat Cesarean. This can be disappointing, and doulas help reassure them that they have not failed simply because they need or choose a C-section.
Having your doula by your side through your VBAC delivery is not only soothing, it’s reassuring. Other support people like a birth partner, sister, or mother can get emotional in a delivery room — your doula will be calm, confident and strong for you throughout your VBAC delivery.
Benefits of Having a Doula*:
- 39% decrease in the chance of having a C-section
- 15% increase in having a spontaneous vaginal birth
- 10% decrease in the use of medication for pain relief
- 41 minute decrease in length of labor
- 38% decrease in low five-minute APGAR score for baby
- 31% decrease in being dissatisfied with the birth experience