1/18/12 – The difference in uterine rupture (UR) rates between unscarred and scarred uteri is significant: 1 in 14,286 in an unscarred uterus and 1 in 156 in a scarred uterus. Another way to express this is: 0.7 in 10,000 (0.007%) in an unscarred uterus and 64 in 10,000 (0.64%) [...]
I’m currently visiting a friend who is expecting her first baby in late August. I’m so excited for her and am trying to give her all the great books and resources that I have been distilled from the endless choices out there without overwhelming her with my excitement, information, and ability to talk endlessly about [...]
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Hi…thank you so much for your site! Very informative. I live in Glendale and I had a c-section last year with my first daughter. I went in to be induced even though I wasn’t looking forward to it. No contractions. No mucus plug. No water broken. I guess I just [...]
This is a great birth story, published with permission, of a woman who had a cesarean for “small pelvis” and then VBACed a larger baby at home! Since she is a neonatal nurse, it’s interesting to read why she chose HBAC and how she thinks her birth would have gone differently had she labored in [...]
Found this blog where another woman uses Florida law to get her insurance to cover her homebirth.
Here is Florida Statute Number 627.6574, but it’s section 7 that spells it out very clearly. I’ve bolded it for your reading pleasure….
1) Any group, blanket, or franchise policy of health insurance that provides coverage for maternity [...]
There are a ton of resources to find a good, truly VBAC supportive, OB or midwife. If you know of any others, please leave a comment with the info!
The VBAC Facts Community The Birth Survey ICAN email support group Birth After Cesarean email support group Your local ICAN chapter The ICAN Professional Subscribers list [...]