I think I was one of the lucky ones that didn't need to "fight" for a Vbac. I was almost pushed to have one by my GP, although when I was convinced it was the best decision, I took full ownership of it, preparing myself with knowledge, my birth plan and saying no to a couple of things I knew could affect my chances of achieving it.
But it breaks my heart that so many women around the world are in a completely opposite circumstance. They have to fight for every single thing to have a Vbac. From finding a care provider that doesn't believe "once a cesarean, always a cesarean", to saying no to unneeded inductions, and the worst part, to navigate the horrible false comments that just want to inspire fear and coerce the mum into a particular decision.
If you are fighting for you Vbac, or if you had to, my thoughts are with you today. With your determination to get what is best for you and your baby, with your brave heart willing to use your rights, with the thought that one of the most rewarding experiences of your life is worth the fight.
Tell me about you... did you have to fight for your VBAC?