A vaginal birth relies on your body's natural ability to bring your baby into the world. The two main sensations you will experience are pain and pressure. There are a number of different pain relief options to support you through this.
Sixty percent of women who have had a previous caesarean can have a vaginal birth. If you have has a previous caesarean and are considering a vaginal birth, please take a look at our page on Positive Birth After Caesarean.
A small number of women will need assistance with their births, either by forceps or ventouse (vacuum extraction). The obstetrician will choose which is best for your situation: