Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

If you're considering a vaginal birth after a cesarean out of the hospital, know that you're in good company. Out of hospital midwives in New Hampshire attend VBACs in homes and birth centers, with some restrictions that vary slightly depending on the type of midwife you work with (CPM or CNM). When interviewing midwives, you can ask them about their specific practice guidelines.

We strongly encourage you to reach out to the New Hampshire chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), which offers information and support at their monthly gatherings in Dover, NH.

Helpful Information

  • provides evidence-based information on VBAC safety, including five common myths about uterine rupture
  • The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)
  • The NH ICAN Chapter is led by Taylor Davis, a Seacoast area doula who offers a VBAC workshop
  • Cut, Stapled, Mended, by Roanna Rosewood, is a memoir of cesarean and VBAC home birth
  • If you do need a repeat cesarean, or simply want to learn more about your options, learn more about compassionate cesarean and how it is different from routine practice
  • For more information on NH regulations for Certified Professional Midwives, see the specific laws here