Helen Leonard and Amanda Puchulski from Bedford Hospital share their experience in realising the need for establishing a pathway for Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) in water.

They identified a gap in their service for women aiming for a normal birth after a caesarean section and researched and wrote a guideline collaboratively with all members of the maternity team.They also devised a training programme for midwives empowering them to enable women to use the pool, and created a business plan in order to fund raise for the pool itself. Helen and Amanda will share their step by step process and will also include tips on how to successfully bid for central government funds. This project was shortlisted for the RCM Annual Awards 2015.

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