Health care providers need to provide consistent and balanced information to pregnant individuals and their families regarding birth after caesarean.
'My Next Birth' is designed to support shared decision-making about mode of birth following a previous caesarean. The website helps patients and families to consider:
- What were the reasons for the first caesarean?
- What are the options for next mode of birth?
- What are the benefits and the chance of harm for each of those options?
- What matters most to them when it comes to their next delivery?
'My Next Birth' is an online interactive patient decision aid. It is accompanied by health care provider resources that can assist maternity care providers in discussions with patients about their next birth after a caesarean. In addition to helping the patient and their family clarify their preferences, My Next Birth can support the informed consent process when it comes to birth after a caesarean.
'My Next Birth' was developed by researchers
at the University of British Columbia in partnership with Perinatal Services BC, BC Health Authorities, the BC Ministry of Health, and patient partners.
To view the ‘My Next Birth’ website go to:
The following resources are available to support health care providers in having shared-decision making conversations for mode of birth after a previous caesarean:
If you are a health care provider who would like to implement this program in your practice setting, please contact our UBC research partners for support (firstname.lastname@example.org).