So we told you last month that the cesarean rate for the nation was up for the 11th straight year.? The number, an astonishing 31.8%.? That was a timely announcement for the CDC because this month, April, is National Cesarean Awareness Month.
During this month it is a time to educate women on cesarean section uses, the benefits and the risks.? It is also a time to promote education and and activism, no matter how small. Our local ICAN chapter celebrated it’s second birth this month.? While there we brainstormed some ways to spread the word, including:
- Sharing pages and information on facebook.
- Joining ICAN and other birth related groups.
- Taking the Birth Survey.
- Talking to other mothers about cesarean and VBACs.
What is on your list?? How will you advocate for women this month?? What is your personal activism?