I’m sorry I haven’t written anything in so long. The honest truth is presenting the workshop throughout the country really is a full time job! But I’m still working feverishly behind the scenes, with over a dozen articles in the queue, updating the class, participating in community events and webinars, interacting with consumers, [...]
I was recently interview by Roanna Rosewood of Birth Plan Radio. You can listen to the show here. Below you will find links where you can read more about the various topics discussed.
The history of VBAC bans, Jen’s cesarean and then VBAC.
Jen’s unique form of advocacy.
ACOG’s 2010 VBAC recommendations
I am looking to join forces with my readers to raise money via a WePay campaign so I may attend the Womb Ecology Conference, developed by Michel Odent, in October. [...]
In July 2012, I was interviewed by a community radio station in Florida. I was asked about who made a good VBAC candidate, the risks and benefits of VBAC, the laws relating to VBAC, navigating VBAC bans, and popular VBAC myths. [...]
What a miracle this woman survived! This was her fifth baby and fourth cesarean.
She had a complication known as placenta percreta which is when “the placenta attaches itself and grows through the uterus, sometimes extending to nearby organs, such as the bladder” (March of Dimes 2012). The risk of having placenta accreta, increta, [...]
I recently came across Oregon Health & Science University’s website where they support vaginal breech birth! The Portland, OR based facility says,
OHSU hospital offers breech vaginal birth for mothers who qualify based on Ultrasound and other testing. Please talk to your doctor or midwife about breech delivery. What is a breech birth?
Babies may [...]
Below I’ve included an article from MartinezPatch and I highlighted some sections. This hospital boasts a 90% VBAC success rate. That is huge!
As I shared in A father asks “Why invite the risk of VBAC?:
I had the opportunity to attend the March 2010 National Institutes of Health VBAC Conference where the ability of [...]
I’m so excited about my upcoming presentation to Conscious Birth, Conscious Parenting next Saturday, October 16th from 11am – 1pm at Grace Mellman Library (41000 County Center, Temecula, CA 92591.)
I’ll be presenting a 90-minute excerpt from my five-hour class entitled “The Truth About VBAC.” Topics include:
History of VBAC: From encouraged to “risky” Review [...]
As a mom who had her cesarean due to footling breech presentation, I’m so excited to see this movie as well as be on the panel afterwards! If you can join us, please RSVP via the email address below.
I’ll have the following handouts available:
Quick Facts (download the PDF) American Women Speak About VBAC [...]
Since obstetrical complications arise during labor in women with no history of uterine surgery that require immediate surgical delivery, or more commonly in women with multiple prior repeat cesareans, how can a hospital claim that they are fit to attend those births, but not yours? [...]
I know I’ve been neglecting the blog lately.
I see things daily that I want to write about, but never actually have the time between laundry, dishes, meal prep and daydreaming of going to the National Institutes of Health’s upcoming free conference entitled Consensus Development Conference on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights. I’m [...]
Update 4/11/12: Since I wrote this article, the brilliant Jill Arnold from the Unnecesarean started a new website where she shares cesarean rates by hospital: CesareanRates.com. I would recommend checking this resource first before trying out the strategies I describe below.
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