I had a lady contact me last month asking me to be her doula during a VBAC: vaginal birth after cesarean. First time around she birthed with drugs, second time around her drug of choice was a doula. Now of course I couldn't guarantee that her second birth wouldn't lead to another c-section, but I wanted to support her while she laboured "au naturel" and gave vaginal birth a shot.
If you have also had a c-section and have been debating trying a VBAC, be encouraged by the recent ruling from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The exact wording is: Attempting a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is a safe and appropriate choice for most women who have had a prior cesarean delivery, including for some women who have had two previous cesareans. This is so exciting as VBAC rates have been on the decline for years, and often finding a doctor who will even allow you to try a vaginal birth has been the biggest challenge. Hopefully this statement will allow the power to be transferred back to the woman to choose her own birth path and doctors will become a supporting role in birth rather than a leading role (if that's what the woman chooses)
Read more about the ruling here