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Evidence or Experience: Which Matters More?

So what matters more: Our personal experience? Or the conclusions of medical evidence? I suspect that most of my readers would say, the evidence. Hands down. And that is what most people believe... until they experience a bad outcome. That's when things become more...

Judgment in the birth community: Fitting in after a cesarean

A woman who had four cesareans, after planning VBACs and home births, recently contacted me. She didn't know where she fit into the birth community. My heart went out to her because there have been periods in my life when I have felt isolated and alone. And it's a...

When you are the statistic: Uterine rupture loss

Above: "I donated my wedding dress to be made into gowns for deceased infants to be buried in. I had pictures done in my dress before I donated it. This is one of my favorites." - Kaila Flory Kaila Flory lost her baby to a uterine rupture eight months ago. She...

Calling women who plan home VBACs “stupid” misses the point

I'm in an online group for labor & delivery nurses where the discussion of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) at home came up. While some understood the massive VBAC barriers many women face, others simply said, "Find a hospital that supports VBAC." I left a...

“No one can force you to have a cesarean” is false

Update: Since this article was originally published, it has been updated with several new resources (listed at the bottom) as well as a video. "No one can force you to have a cesarean." I see this all the time in message boards. Don't worry about ... the VBAC ban...

Shoulder pain is a symptom of uterine rupture

I've written before about the symptoms of uterine rupture as well as how having an epidural does not interfere with the diagnosis of uterine rupture. The focus of this Quick Fact is how shoulder pain can be a symptom of uterine rupture. How can an uterine rupture...

Applying medical research to clincial realities

Isabel recently asked over on Uterine rupture rates after 40 weeks: "I wonder however if there are studies that compare the method of induction. My Doula said that the increase rates of uterine/ scar rupture was due to using high dosages of Pitocin, but now the...

New Research on Home Birth with an Obstetrician

Over the last five years Dr. Stuart Fischbein, a Southern California obstetrician, has attended 135 home births. These deliveries included VBACs, vaginal breech and vaginal twin deliveries. A summary of these births has been recently published. Here are some...

What I told the California Medical Board about home VBAC

My intention in attending this meeting was to amplify the voice of the consumer. I think sometimes it’s difficult for OBs who attend VBACs, or for those who live in communities where they have access to hospitals that allow VBAC, to understand that not everyone lives in that world.

Home VBAC threatened for California families

There has been a lot of confusion regarding AB1308, the legislation that went through at the beginning of this year in the state of California. It said that LMs were no longer allowed to attend home births some situations (such as breech, beyond 42 weeks...

Free Report Reveals...

Parents pregnant after a cesarean face so much misinformation about VBAC. As a result, many who are good VBAC candidates are coerced into repeat cesareans. This free report provides quick clarity on 5 uterine rupture myths so you can tell fact from fiction and avoid the bait & switch.

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