VBAC is a courageous choice to make.
Even though you know it’s better for your body and your baby if you can pull it off, there are more than a few roadblocks standing in your way.
For one, there’s finding a provider who will actually work with you.
Then there’s the constant criticism from others.
You feel like you’re in a fist fight with both arms tied behind your back.
Always having to defend your choice.
And yet, you keep going.
The dream of:
- Avoiding another major surgery…
- Being able to just pick your little bundle of joy up when you want…
- Those precious, skin-to-skin moments right after birth…
Keep you moving toward your VBAC, even when it seems like the world is against you.
But the information you’re digging up online feels...overwhelming & confusing.
Dr. Google and nurse YouTube offer a few snippets of information, but it’s sparse at best.
And most of it’s either outdated, completely wrong, or contradicts what you just read 5 minutes earlier.
Here’s the thing, mama.
>> VBAC isn’t impossible.
>> It’s not inherently dangerous.
>> And it’s definitely not magic.
But without proper preparation — you can find yourself being pushed and even bullied into making choices you *know* in your heart aren’t in your or your baby’s best interest.
I'm here to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.
I’M GOING WITH THE SMARTER CHOICE
Hey, I’m Trish! But some call me the VBAC fairy...
You see, I’ve been a high-risk labor and delivery nurse for over 15 years.
And I’ve given birth 6 times!
I’ve delivered thousands of babies.
And I’ve coached as many mamas during their VBAC.
Over the years, I’ve developed a reputation for making laboring mamas feel empowered and confident — even if I’m not in the labor room with them :)
I believe that the female body has a wisdom of its own...and I also believe in the importance of medicine and life-saving interventions.
What’s important to me is that you have access to the education you need to make informed decisions while you're in labor...
Which makes me kind of a rare breed in the labor and delivery world.
I’ve spent many years analyzing the literature and my own experiences in the labor room, and I’ve come to the conclusion that just 2 things lead to a successful avoidance of a c-section:
- A prepared and educated mama
- Proper support during labor
The problem is, medically sound and reliable resources about VBAC are extremely hard to find.
And these days, you’ve got no choice but to train your partner to be your labor support (since many places won’t even let you have a doula in the birthing room due to COVID restrictions)
While I’d love to be able to just wave my magic wand and erase all of your fears, doubts, and those pesky naysayers who keep crushing your confidence....
I’ve created the next best thing.
It’s a program that takes all of my experience with VBAC mamas and puts the training, preparation, and education for you and your partner in one place so you can create that VBAC victory.
Welcome to The VBAC Lab, mama.
Weekly Live Coaching
Trish as YOUR VBAC birth coach!
LIVE coaching from the world's best birth professionals, Labor Nurses and community!!
This is the inner-work that will move the needle the most in your birth dreams
Get personal targeted advice as we get to know your particular journey
Dive deep into your rights and how to exercise them
Practical takeaways which will break down your fears and maintain a positive mindset
No more leaving Prenatal appointments frustrated & confused, have a weekly download with Trish & be confident in your plans
Are you ready to write your birth story?
Not the one everyone else is pressuring you to have.
A birth story where you make the decisions and call the shots.
One where you know what’s coming and you’re totally in control…
One where you feel completely capable of assessing the situation and knowing what choice to make, when.
Yes, you’ve given birth before.
But it didn’t *quite* go the way you hoped...
And now you know that you can’t just show up at the hospital, expecting that someone is going to walk you through what’s going on.
You understand that if you’re not informed before you get to the hospital and feeling strong once you get there…
That decisions will be made FOR you, not WITH you.
VBAC births are special, not because they’re dangerous or inherently scary.
It’s because by the time a mama gets to her VBAC she’s had to endure a ton of resistance. A lot of negativity. And she feels alone.
Which is why I want to introduce you to The VBAC Lab.
The VBAC Lab is the only birth course of its kind.
It’s specifically created with the VBAC mama in mind.
To help you learn how to THINK like a labor and delivery nurse.
It’s not just a comprehensive resource that will turn you into a confident birthing queen...
It’s also a tool that takes the medical decisions during labor and delivery — and breaks them down into bite-sized, easy to understand pieces.
Look, I know it can be intimidating to stand up to a doctor or nurse and tell them what you want and need — society hasn’t really made that easy for women.
Which is why I want you to be thoroughly trained and know your rights *before* you step foot into the delivery room.
In The VBAC Lab, I’ll show you my proven, 8-step process that will lead you to VBAC success.
You’ll have my full support and knowledge at your disposal.
But even better?
You’ll have access to a phenomenal community of other women who are going for a VBAC, too.
And that kind of support is a game changer, mama.
It means that:
>> if you’re in labor and freaking out about something...you can pop into the FB group and me and the others will be there to help you.
>> if you’ve just left your doctor’s appointment and someone made a negative comment about VBAC...your girls in The VBAC Lab will be there to help you get your confidence back.
>> you'll have a whole group of other women to celebrate with! There's nothing better than the momentum and encouragement created by a group of women working toward a common goal!
It's basically like having a whole team of VBAC cheerleaders on group chat.
YES! THIS KIND OF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT ARE EXACTLY WHAT I NEED!
Ashley, VBAC Lab Student
Inside the VBAC Lab, you'll learn to navigate the labor + delivery process with complete confidence and:
- Clear up allll those questions and doubts circulating in your head about what’s best for you and your baby.
Did you know that for VBAC candidates, a repeat cesarean actually carries *more* risk than a VBAC?
Did you know that kids who are born via C-section might be more likely to suffer from allergies and obesity later in life? We’ll dig deep so you understand exactly what you stand to gain from staying firm and choosing VBAC
- Speak to your provider so that THEY listen to YOU
You have rights that your doctor, nurse, or even midwife will likely trample all over if you don't know how to phrase things correctly and take control of your delivery room. I'll teach you exactly what you're entitled to and what to say to get what you need and want.
- Let go of your fears created by your previous cesarean
Processing the trauma and grief you experienced last time is crucial for moving forward confidently this time. And it's a step so many forget to take. I'll walk you through this process so you can come out the other side full of joyful anticipation - which is exactly what you deserve to feel right now!
- Prioritize your birth experience over what the medical establishments wants
In many ways, a repeat C-section is just easier for the hospital. Not mention way more profitable. I'll teach you how to focus on creating the birth story you're dreaming about and trusting your body over all else - even in the face of opposition.
- Find the right provider if your current one is trying to deny your VBAC
I'll share my insider's tips to finding a doctor who will gladly perform a VBAC if your current one is refusing even though you're a candidate.
- Submit your receipt for the VBAC Lab to your insurance company for reimbursement
That's right, the VBAC Lab is considered a complete birth course, which means that most insurance companies will reimburse you for the cost (because they know it's saving you & them from a bunch of unnecessary & costly interventions!)
- Be surrounded with love and positivity in our private VBAC community
Having a place you can go to ask questions, voice fears, and talk to other mamas in the same place as you without judgement is, for so many of my VBAC mamas, the secret to success.
- Walk out of the hospital, head held high – knowing you did everything possible to give your baby the best start in life.
It’s tough when you want the best for your baby, but you don’t know how to get it. It flat out stinks when the world seems like it’s working against you, trying to dash your dreams. You deserve to have a feeling of triumph and victory when your baby’s born - let's make that happen!I KNOW A SUCCESSFUL VBAC IS IN MY FUTURE - SIGN ME UP!
"Participating in the weekly happy hours gave me insights on not only my own pregnancy and problems I was facing; but the opportunity to learn from other moms and their pregnancy journeys as well.
Mattie, VBAC Lab VIP member
Up to 80% of mamas who try for VBAC are successful!
And your chances increase with:
Knowledge about the process of labor and vaginal delivery
Understanding how to avoid exhaustion and frustration
The ability to confidently communicate your needs
Knowing your rights and how to exercise them
Informed consent for interventions
Proper support in the labor room
When you've learned the ins and outs of labor, pushing, interventions, and creating a positive labor environment, you'll be prepared to make decisions that are informed...and feel right.
The VBAC Lab will give you all the tools you need to succeed.
Uh! Heck Yeah! I want in PLZ!!
"And I did it, Trish!! 😭😍
I had the birth of my dreams & a successful VBAC with our rainbow baby girl after losing our first to Anencephaly.
Labored for about 10 hours and only pushed for 20 minutes! Started with low & slow pitocin and got an epidural at 5cm.
The peanut ball you suggested helped so much & I was at 9.5cm within a couple of hours! Im so grateful for you & all your support through this VBAC. I freaking did it 😭❤️"
“Love this information, I am a VBAC mom and would encourage any woman who wants one to...
GO FOR IT!!!
I also just had my second VBAC at home, and birthed a 10 lb baby in 5 hours.
If you believe you can, you will! 💪🏽❤️
The VBAC Lab gives you everything you need to feel confident about your VBAC
With a labor and delivery nurse + the entire VBAC Lab community by your side, you'll feel supported and strong, ready for VBAC success.
Once you’re in, you get:
8 gorgeous modules, ready to be binge-watched multiple times or enjoyed in small snippets if you’re prone to overwhelm.
Once inside, you'll get access to:
1 ~ Healing From Your Previous Birth
Did you know that you've been traumatized by your previous C-section? Sometimes, it's not obvious - because we tend to suppress those emotions of disappointment and regret...But you definitely need to process that trauma so you can fully open your heart and mind to your VBAC birth.
- What is Birth Trauma?
- What Causes Birth Trauma
- Identifying Triggers
2 ~ Navigating Your VBAC Choice
You probably know that you're going to face some resistance to your VBAC choice. This module will make you feel grounded and sure of yourself. You'll be able to defend your decision to pursue a VBAC - even in the face of providers, family, and friends trying to change your mind.
In this module, we'll go deep into the stats and facts you need to arm yourself and confidently defend your choice.
- Facts & Stats
- Choosing a VBAC friendly provider
- The VBAC Consent
- VBAC Benefits to Baby
3 ~ Prepare for Your VBAC Birth
Here I start digging into mindset and helping you understand just how much your thoughts affect your labor, so you can keep that cool, calm, confidence throughout the whole process.
If you're feeling anxious about giving birth, we have easy to implement tips.
- Flipping the script you have been telling yourself to combat limiting beliefs
- Understanding the connection between mind & body
- Determining your innate power
- Readying your body through specific birth enhancing exercises
- Preparing your body for a smoother delivery
- Cesarean Scar Mobilization
4 ~ Understand Labor & Delivery
Women have been giving birth for thousands of years - without the need for medical interventions...which means that with education, you'll be able to avoid unnecessary interventions and interruptions in the natural process of labor and childbirth.
Here I'll teach you how to tell if it's "time" or just a false labor cue.
We'll go in-depth, showing you the anatomy and physiology - so you *really* understand what your body is capable of.
- Pre-Labor & the dreaded pro-dromal labor, what happens and why?
- False Labor vs. Real Labor, here's how you will know when you should head to the hospital
- Understanding each stage of labor will enable you to implement your coping strategies (you learn here) and not allow fear to creep back in
- Understanding the Immediate Postpartum Period
- What happens when you go into the birth facility, what is Triage & what gets you admitted
5 ~ During Labor: VBAC Style
Do you know when you to say, "No, I do not want you to use an internal monitor, or yes, it's ok for you to break my water"? After taking this module, you'll be ready for labor contractions + create a birth plan that works for you.
- False Labor vs. Real Labor
- The First Stage of Labor
- The Second Stage of Labor
- The Third Stage Of Labor
- Immediate Postpartum Period
- Triage & Admission
6 ~ The RoadBlocks, Warning Signs, and Concerns During Pregnancy
Yep, sometimes there are complications that crop up no matter how well you prepare. But I'm here to teach you the warning signs so you can sound the alert the second you think something's wrong.
Nearly half of the Cesareans in first-time moms are because they were labeled “Failure to Progress”...I'll show you what that means and how to avoid that label… so you can stay out of the operating room.
- Be confident when scare tactics like Big babies, going past your due date, and a slow labor are thrown around.
- Know exactly when you need to call your provider and when to keep a watchful eye
Don't just wish for your VBAC.
Plan for your VBAC.
During my years in labor + delivery, I've seen first hand the difference between a mama who’s studied and one that’s just showing up and hoping for the best.
If you're *really* serious about a VBAC, you can't leave it to chance, mama.
I want you to walk out of the hospital smiling and triumphant…
Rather than feeling like you failed…
When you haven’t spent thousands of hours in a delivery room, it can be tough to imagine the torture on a mama’s face as she’s being pressured into interventions or wheeled into the operating room for a c-section…
And it's even harder to realize that when it comes to this delivery, you won’t have the chance for a do-over…
Which is why the time is now to start writing your VBAC birth story.
Plus — I have a 14-day, no-questions-asked guarantee.
- I can tell you that the VBAC Lab is the most comprehensive and mama-empowering VBAC birth course available.
- I can explain that your purchase includes instructions for submitting the receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement, so it’s basically free
- I can even tell you the stories from the other mamas who have used my course to confidently bring their babies into the world.
But you won’t know until you experience the magic for yourself.
So, if you try out the program and it’s not every bit the confidence-boosting, empowering educational experience you hoped for...you can shoot me an email and we’ll send you a refund. Easy peasy.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
I'm so confident that you'll learn everything you need to know to navigate your VBAC delivery successfully, that I’m offering a 30-day money-back guarantee — no questions asked.
You'll have two full weeks to review the course and if you don't think it's the most comprehensive & educational resource on VBAC ever created I will happily refund your money.
The VBAC Lab is PERFECT for you if...
- You're dreaming of holding your baby on your chest the moment after birth
- You're pretty sure you're a candidate for VBAC but you're getting pushback from your provider
- You're scared and feel like you're going through this all alone
- You've heard dramatic stories about the dangers of VBAC
- You're ready to take your birth into your own hands
- You feel intimidated in a medical setting
- You know the power of surrounding yourself with other women who are on the same mission as you
- You're willing to stand up for your VBAC choice
I know you're scared. And I know you're afraid to try again and fail.
What if you go through allllll this work only to end up in the OR again?
But here's thing.
The *real* risk you're facing right now isn't getting your hopes up or wasting money (remember, you can probably get reimbursed by your insurance company for this class).
The *real* risk is doing nothing.
Trust me, I'm not saying that to scare you, I'm saying that because the statistics show that the two most important factors for a healthy delivery are:
2. Labor Support
Which is exactly what you're getting with the VBAC Lab.
My years of expertise to guide and educate you and me as your virtual doula.
I understand what you're up against - and I also KNOW what's possible.
And I'm showing you the exact process you need to go from scared and unsure to confident and victorious.
I have a no-nonsense, supportive style and make everything simple and easy to understand.
This doesn't have to be scary.
And you don't have to do it all alone.
Trust me when I say...you've got this!
See you inside the Lab,
TrishI'M SO READY TO DO THIS AND GET MY VBAC!!
"Trish, Thank you so much for your role in this birth experience! My body took over and I didn’t have much choice in how it all played out, but I loved that my husband and I had the tools we needed to make this such a fantastic moment for our family. The info on finding a vbac friendly provider, tips on finding the right doula, processing prior birth trauma, letting go of fear, and finding different ways to cope with the labor all contributed to us welcoming our baby boy with joy. While it certainly wasn’t the calm experience I hoped for, I was supported and empowered. I can’t believe as I was pushing I was saying “I can do this!!”. We loved the birth plan consult and having a plan for how we wanted things to go! It was very helpful to discuss what to expect and to have a plan for things that deviated from “normal”. I’m also so so thankful for the support and encouragement from the vbac lab community & group coaching calls. Especially during covid, it was awesome to connect with other vbac moms and not feel alone going through this there’s often so much negativity surrounding birth & I appreciated the uplifting, productive space during pregnancy. Thank you thank you Trish & VBAC lab ladies for helping make this happen!!"
Laura, VBAC Lab Student
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I do all this work and still end up in a cesarean?
What if I am putting myself and my baby at risk?
My doctor says I'm a candidate but he doesn't do a VBAC?
What makes your VBAC course different than others?
My body failed me last time, what if I can't do it?
I'm not pregnant yet, how long do I have to access the course?
What happens if I buy the course and it's not for me?
My partner is not on board, he thinks I am being risky
Can you remind me of everything I’m getting when I sign up today?
"Thanks to your training, I remained calm and managed my contractions and my pain.
I never felt scared or out of control, because you gave me confidence in my body.
I think that information and confidence were key.
I want to thank you Trish! I traveled from Ecuador all the way to Miami looking for VBAC support...after 47 hours of labor and an epidural at 8cm of dilatation (because in case something goes wrong, I’d be already under anesthesia) my baby boy was born vaginally, measuring 51cm and 7.3 pounds.
Thanks again, you are part of my success and I am forever thankful"
- Andrea R.
Choose YOUR birth story and join The VBAC Lab
Whether you pay in full, or choose to pay in installments, you'll get immediate access to the full VBAC Lab 8-module course, the private student community Group, the bonuses*, directions for submitting the receipt to your insurance carrier, and my 30-day money-back guarantee.
Hi mamas!!! WE DID IT!
Ava Paige and I VBACed at 12:58pm on 6/27/21 after 18 hours of labor.
She was here after 40 minutes of pushing.
I am so, so thankful for Trish Ware, and her amazing course and this community of women!
This birth was so redemptive, healing, and amazing.
Savannah, VBAC LAB student
Write your VBAC success story - join us in the VBAC Lab
My comprehensive birth class puts you in control
You’ll feel confident, empowered, and prepared…
Once you sign up, you'll get immediate access to the full 8-module Labor Nurse Mama Birth Class, the private Student Community Group, the bonuses, directions for submitting the receipt to your insurance carrier, and the 30-day money-back guarantee.
**And don't forget, many insurance companies will reimburse you for the full cost of the program**