This was emailed out on the ICAN list:
As you are likely aware, many women are denied access to VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) because of hospital policies and outright bans. Attorneys with the Northwest Women’s Law Center in Seattle are looking at this issue.
It requires that the woman is planning [...]
When considering your post-cesarean birth options, it’s good to know what type of uterine incision you have. The only way to verify this is by getting a copy of your operative report from the hospital where you had your cesarean. I recommend bringing copies of your operative report when interviewing care providers as [...]
This is an incredible post I’m sharing with permission. So often I hear of women who chose to birth in a hospital simply because their insurance pays for it. Or they don’t want to hire a doula for their hospital birth because their insurance doesn’t pay for it. How much is a normal, vaginal birth [...]
This article has links to cesarean and VBAC rates by hospital for the following states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Utah. (For more information on California hospitals, go here.)
This is great info for women of those states!
Compliments of Our Bodies Ourselves: Finding and Comparing [...]
Want to know if your doctor has been subject to a board hearing or disciplinary note?
Here is a link to the State Board sites for all 50 states.