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Finding VBAC statistics for your hospital and state

Update 4/11/12: Since I wrote this article, the brilliant Jill Arnold from the Unnecesarean started a new website where she shares cesarean rates by hospital: CesareanRates.com.  I would recommend checking this resource first before trying out the strategies I describe below.

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Women gives birth vaginally in her car after three cesareans (VBA3C)

I love this!  I meet women all the time whose confidence in their bodies has been dashed by the “failure to progress” diagnosis they received in past labors.  This woman had three cesareans, all with that same diagnosis, because, as she says, she got to the hospital to early.  And look what happens when she [...]

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 [...]

Changing policies on vaginal birth after cesarean: impact on access.

Birth. 2007 Dec;34(4):316-22. Changing policies on vaginal birth after cesarean: impact on access.

Roberts RG, Deutchman M, King VJ, Fryer GE, Miyoshi TJ.Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin 53715, USA.

BACKGROUND: The issue of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) has become highly visible and contentious. [...]

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.