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Vaginal birth after Caesarean risk decision-making: Australian findings on the mothers' perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20618538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this paper is to explore, from the mothers' perspective, the decision-making experience with regard to subsequent birth choice for women who had previously delivered by Caesarean section. A qualitative methodological approach was taken to the exploration of mothers' knowledge of the risks of vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC) or elective Caesarean following a prior birth by Caesarean section. This paper presents the insights provided by the four women who chose VBAC. The health professionals' attitude to birth, and thus the support they offer to mothers, is predominantly pro-Caesarean. In view of the declining numbers of VBACs and the fact that the clinical literature documents risks for both elective Caesarean and VBAC, it is important for health professionals to be very sensitive and balanced in the information and support offered for the VBAC birth option.
Pam McGrath; Emma Phillips; Grahame Vaughan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of nursing practice     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1440-172X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Nurs Pract     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2010-11-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613615     Medline TA:  Int J Nurs Pract     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-81     Citation Subset:  N    
International Program of Psycho-Social Health Research, Central Queensland University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Decision Making*
Mothers / psychology*
Risk Assessment*
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean*

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