Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recognizes that attempting a vaginal birth after one or two cesarean births is a safe and healthy choice for most mothers and babies. ACOG recommends that mothers who meet certain criteria should be allowed a trial of labor. VBAC is not currently a birth choice at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. The following list includes mainland practitioners and facilities that allow trial of labor after cesarean for qualified candidates.
Home Born Midwifery
Danielle studied midwifery at The Matrona in Asheville, NC and completed a two year apprenticeship before starting Home Born Midwifery in 2012. She has served families throughout New England and Wisconsin, and is delighted to be offering her services on Martha's Vineyard. In her spare time she gardens, hikes with her dog, crochets, and volunteers as an on-call sexual assault advocate.
Vineyard VBAC is a community resource providing support and information to women and families on Martha's Vineyard interested in exploring the option of VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean).