Birth Choices Clinic

About the Service

The Birth Choices Clinic provides opportunity for women who have previously had a caesarean section or traumatic birth to explore their birth choices for the current pregnancy.

The Birth Choices Clinic at the Royal-Jubilee Maternity ServiceĀ (RJMS) is led by consultant obstetricians and midwives who will make a management plan with you for giving birth.

At RJMS we recommend that all women who have had one previous straight forward caesarean section and subsequently have uncomplicated pregnancy should plan to have a Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC).

The risks and benefits of both VBAC and repeat caesarean will be discussed with you, see Birth After Caesarean Section.

At some point during your pregnancy we will go over your previous birth records in detail with you and talk you through the progression and management of your previous labour and birth.

The Birth Choices Clinic is designed to provide you with support and information that will assist you to make an informed choice about the safest and most appropriate method of birth for you.

Obstetricians and midwives will care for you jointly during your pregnancy, labour and birth.

If you request a caesarean section birth for non-medical reasons or are worried about specific aspects of childbirth you may also be referred to attend this clinic.

This clinic option has been positively reviewed and promoted by the women who have used it.

How to Access the Service

If you have had a previous caesarean birth ask your referring GP or community midwife to request that you are booked in the Birth Choices Clinic.

You may be referred to the Birth Choices Clinic if your midwife or obstetrician feels that you would benefit from an appointment to discuss your previous birth experience and make to a plan to ensure a more positive birth this time.

Location of Service

Royal-Jubilee Maternity Service.