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Homebirth After Cesarean:

What the Research Does and Doesn't Say


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Is homebirth after cesarean (HBAC) as safe as in-hospital VBAC?  What elements make it risky?  With no studies are available on HBAC, Amy Haas, BCCE takes on the difficult task of applying the available studies on VBAC to the domain of homebirth to give a general idea on its safety.


This 90-minute online session will cover:

  • Out-of-hospital VBAC: statistics on transfer
  • Interventions
  • Incidence of complications
  • Cesarean rates
  • Maternal & neonatal mortality rates
  • Identifying signs of uterine rupture
  • What we don't know


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Amy V. Haas has been a childbirth educator, writer, consultant and lecturer in the field of pregnancy and birth for the last 14 years. She is also the community resource coordinator for Rochester Area Birth Network. She lives outside of Rochester, New York, with two great teenage boys, a very patient husband and one demanding Chinook dog.

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