Obstetrician Leonie says:Giving birth to your baby naturally after one C-section is called a VBAC – vaginal birth after Caesarean section.If there were complications with the first baby that are likely to happen again, a planned Caesarean birth
treated in such an insensitive way. It sounds as though your consultant has considered your case purely from a medical point of view. Physically you may be capable of a straightforward birth, but emotionally you're afraid. Firstly, I suggest you ask
in the birth canal during delivery, the antibodies can protect the baby if a vaginal delivery is unavoidable. The risks to your baby are increased however, if this is the first episode you have had and the flare-up occurs after 28 weeks, as antibodies can take
Psychotherapist Lesley says:It is natural to fear the unknown so your anxiety is best dealt with by finding out more. An antenatal class where you can share your fears may help.Labour is different from the pain of injury – imagine the ache
backwards and is difficult for the midwife to reach. It may also cause some bleeding although it's not usually heavy. But momentary discomfort is worth it if it means you can go on to have a natural labour without any intervention.
Consultant Leonie Penna says:GBS stands for group B streptococcus. This is a bacterium that occurs naturally in the back passage of 50% of adults. In about 25% of women it also lives in the vagina. It's not sexually transmitted or a sign of poor
women. There is no evidence that giving birth naturally makes the symptoms worsen or get better more slowly. A Caesearean section isn't recommended unless the SPD is so severe that a woman's hips won't bend or there are other problems in the pregnancy
Midwife Katie says:There's a whole host of reasons why this might have happened. A retained placenta occurs in about 2% of all births and statistics show that if it has happened to you before, there's a higher risk it could occur again. It's a good