1 in 4 Mothers in Ireland will give birth by caesarean this year.
In Tracy Donegan’s latest guide to birth in Ireland she explores the epidemic of surgical births in Ireland and the growing number of women choosing VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean).
The Irish Caesarean and VBAC Guide provides answers to the many overwhelming questions associated with caesarean birth and VBAC. Informative and supportive, The Irish Caesarean and VBAC Guide critically examines the risks and benefits of surgical birth and VBAC in an easy to read format for all expectant parents to consider when making informed decisions about their care.
o Tips from Irish women – what they wish they’d known.
o Strategies to help you avoid an unnecessary caesarean.
o How you can have a positive caesarean birth.
o Recovering from a caesarean birth – healing physically and emotionally.
o Breastfeeding and caesarean birth.
o Once a caesarean always a caesarean?
o VBAC in Ireland – how to stack the odds in your favour of a safe, empowering VBAC.
o The latest research and recommendations for safer caesareans and VBAC.
About the Author
Tracy Donegan is the author of the Better Birth Book – Taking the Mystery and Fear out of Childbirth (Liffey Press 2006). Tracy is the Founder of Ireland’s first professional Doula service and is a Certified Doula trainer for DONA International. Tracy is also the Founder of the GentleBirth positive birth program.
Tracy is married with two sons and lives in Meath.
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