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If you are pregnant, you may want to develop a plan about where and how to deliver your baby. You can consider who you want to have at the birth and where it will take place. It can also be helpful to take childbirth classes during your pregnancy. This will help you prepare for labour.
Choosing Where to Give Birth
If you live in British Columbia, you can choose to give birth in a hospital or at home. Where you choose to give birth depends on your preference and your health care needs. Whether you choose to give birth in a hospital or at home, it helps to understand the advantages or disadvantages of each type of care.
Choosing a Support System
Having a familiar face present during your labour may be comforting. You may choose a close friend, partner or relative to join you. A doula can also provide support to you and your partner. Whoever you choose, make sure that they are kind, supportive and encouraging during your labour.
It is possible to have a vaginal birth after a caesarean. This type of birth is called a vagninal birth after caesarian orVBAC. This can be a safe choice for most women. It depends on how many C-sections you have had before. Speak with your healthcare provider to confirm it a VBAC is right for you. Learn more in this section: