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what is an HBAC? : I know what a VBAC is, but I'm not familiar with with teh HBAC term? Is it a home birth after a cesarean?
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home birth after a c-section

OUR DAUGHTERS ARE PROTECTED SHOULDN'T OUR SONS BE TOO! :
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Thanks!

Frankly, that amazes me. I would be scared to death to try that after my c-section. Bravo to all of you who have done it.
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I will be HBACing next time. IMO its safer for me to be at home than in a hospital. In my area VBACs are no longer allowed at the hospital and for me I think a repeat is more dangerous than a HBAC.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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Women who have had a cesarean have a better chance of a successful VBAC if they give birth at home.

With all the stupid interventions Drs try to push on you and all the fear of rupture and litigation, I dont see how anyone could have a VBAC in the hospital. Of course, I did have a VBAC in 2002 at a hospital by waiting until I was pushing to leave my house, but I dont want to deal with that whole drama again. I am planning my homebirth for this fall and am incredibly excited.
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Thanks!

Frankly, that amazes me. I would be scared to death to try that after my c-section. Bravo to all of you who have done it.

Personally, I was scared to death to go anywhere near a hospital after my c-section.
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I will be HBACing next time. IMO its safer for me to be at home than in a hospital. In my area VBACs are no longer allowed at the hospital and for me I think a repeat is more dangerous than a HBAC.
True, but there are a small minority of women that cannot deliver vaginally for various reasons.
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That is true also, but I think those women know who they are, and repeat the caesarean births. Caesareans are wonderful lifesaving surgeries for those who really need them, and I don't think anyone would suggest a woman who couldn't give birth vaginally attempt to home birth.

I have a good friend who had a 72 hour HBAC. She is amazing, and she says it was a wonderful empowering experiance.

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"True, but there are a small minority of women that cannot deliver vaginally for various reasons."


Yes, a very small minority.

hbac = homebirth after cesarean, a great triumph for mothers and babies who've been unwilling sacrifices to the medical "gods."
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