Tag Archives: VBAC

Having Cesarean Rate Information Helps Women

The cesarean rate has been climbing for a long time, and most women aren’t able to adequately provide you with a hard and fast number for what the rates are at the places that they are choosing to give birth. … Continue reading

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Question CPD

More info at: http://www.ican-online.org/vbac/cephalopelvic-disproportion-cpd

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Find an ICAN Chapter PSA

This is one of the new PSAs from ICAN. This is part of the 30 Day Blog Challenge for Health Activist Writer’s Month.

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A Challenge for Birth Activists

Jill Arnold has created an amazing website filled with all the data a birth activist could dream of on her newest website: cesareanrates.com I’m challenging you to get the word out locally, be that state wide or city or regional, … Continue reading

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New VBAC Guidelines

So when I read that the ACOG was revising its policy I wanted to jump up and down in the streets. Finally, I would have people understand that VBAC really was a safe option! The press release stated how some cases that had previously been counter indicted for a Trial of Labor after a Cesarean (TOLAC) were now to be permitted. I was over the moon delighted. Continue reading

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ACOG Issues NEW VBAC Guidelines

Here’s a link until I can get my hands on the whole set of guidelines…: ACOG Issue Less Restrictive VBAC Guidelines ICAN Responds to ACOG VBAC Guidelines

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Increase Access to VBAC!

There is a petition going around to address the barriers to VBAC caused by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s “immediately” available guideline for practitioners. You can read the text here: The purpose of this petition is to let … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Informed Consent, Refusal and VBAC

If you’ve been listening to the news lately, you’ve probably heard a lot about vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). The NIH held a consensus meeting to decide what was appropriate in VBAC care. The general thought was that the overall … Continue reading

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VBAC Consensus Statement (Draft)

The draft version of the NIH VBAC Consensus statement is up at: http://consensus.nih.gov/2010/images/vbac/vbac_statement.pdf PR: wait… I: wait… L: wait… LD: wait… I: wait… wait… Rank: wait… Traffic: wait… Price: wait… C: wait…

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VBAC Varies by Hospital Type

From The Feminist Breeder

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