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The cost of getting your medical records

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 [...]

VBACing Against the Odds

So many women tell me how brave I was to have a homebirth, let alone a home birth after cesarean (HBAC.)  But I think the real heroes are the women who manage a vaginal birth, especially after a cesarean, in a hospital.  The deal is so stacked against you and many women find that they [...]

Physician Credential Verification by State

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.

Midwifery Legislative Update aka Making homebirth legal in more states

I recently found a fantastic website called The Mommy Blawg that chronicles the intersection of mommyhood and the law.  Her latest post discusses recent midwifery legislation in Alabama, Idaho, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Dakota.

She links to another great website: “The Big Push For Midwives, launched on January 24, is [...]

Example of a Great Letter to the Editor

Writing a Letter to the Editor is a great way to reach large number of people.  Below is a great example of how you can quickly pen a letter and increase awareness.

More options for women

The front page of the Jan. 20 St. Louis Post-Dispatch featured women birthing at home with midwives. The legalization [...]