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 a hospital birth, in a hospital that bans VBAC, because she has no other options (not feeling comfortable with a homebirth is an acceptable reason to not have a homebirth for this purpose, so it doesn’t have to be in an area where there are […]
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 most will want to confirm your uterine incision type.
Sometimes women have a different incision on their skin than their uterus, so just because you have a low transverse (“bikini cut”) incision on your skin, doesn’t necessarily mean you have the same incision […]
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 C-Section Rates by Hospital
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.