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Another VBAC consult misinforms

What disappointed me, however, was the NIH VBAC conference panel’s surprise at the misinformation and bait & switch tactics to which many women are subjected. I think when you are a VBAC supportive practitioner, it may be hard to believe that your colleagues practice in a manner like I describe below. [...]

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.

Attn Birth Activists in PA: What has childbirth taught you?

Here’s a great opportunity for outreach.  What do you wish you knew before childbirth?  How was childbirth different than what you had heard from friends and relatives?  What surprised you?  What did you learn about birth or yourself?

Tell us about childbirth

Daily Record/Sunday News

Article Last Updated: 04/11/2008 11:44:04 PM EDT

We’d like to [...]

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 [...]

Breastfeeding & Flu Update with an eBay Listing Bonus!

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how I was recovering from the flu and tandem nursing my almost 4 year old daughter & 3 month old son so they wouldn’t get sick.  I wondered if my kids would get this awful flu.

Well, it’s been 2 1/2 weeks since I got sick and while [...]