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VBAC Ban Rationale is Irrational

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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? [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to write a letter if you can’t attend the rally for HB 1407…

http://mdelect.net/electedofficials

For Maryland residents: Just click on this link and look up who your Maryland state delegates are. This bill is before the House so you are only writing to your delegates and not your senators.

For those living outside of Maryland, send your letter to the Committee Health and Government Operations Committee (HGO) Room [...]

Birth Rally in Maryland Supporting CNMs – 2/25/08

Why come to the rally? Birth centers are closing, midwives are limited in their ability to practice their profession and Maryland women and families are suffering because they do not have better access to midwifery care. You can change that!

How does HB 1407 change this? Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) must get an obstetrician to [...]