A mom recently asked over on the VBAC Facts Community, “Does anyone have some facts on vab3c?” I provided this mish-mash of info… [...]
If primary and secondary cesarean rates continue to rise as they have in recent years, by 2020 the cesarean delivery rate will be 56.2%, and there will be an additional 6236 placenta previas, 4504 placenta accretas, and 130 maternal deaths annually. The rise in these complications will lag behind the rise in cesareans by approximately 6 years. [...]
A mom seeking a VBAC runs into major roadblocks at her local hospital which has a VBAC ban. VBAC Facts compiled a list of options based on real live decisions of women who VBACed despite bans. Did you deliver at a VBAC ban hospital? What was your strategy? Are you a health care provider at a VBAC ban hospital and have some insight? [...]
This is great! A hospital reversing their VBAC ban! I really wish articles like this would talk less about "the experience" and more about the life-long benefits of vaginal birth for mom and baby.
May 28, 2009
Natural birth after c-section possible at NMC again
By Leslie Griffy firstname.lastname@example.org
This information is so important for any woman seeking VBAC. It’s not enough that your hospital “allows” VBAC. In order to see how supportive that hospital is of vaginal birth, you need to know what their VBAC rate is in addition to their primary CS rate. Be sure to read, “Why if your hospital ‘allows’ [...]
Below are the sources I used for the VBAC Class given on March 20, 2009. More classes are in the works, so keep checking back, subscribe, or become a fan on Facebook.
Many of the studies measure multiple items – uterine rupture, VBAC success, etc. – but I categorized them by the topic that I [...]
This post was originally published June 14, 2008. It has since been updated to include more information on the technicalities of homebirth.
I have incredible software on this website called StatCounter and through that I’m able to see what search engine queries bring people to the site.
I’ve noticed more queries asking if VBAC is [...]
Pamela Paul, who wrote the article The Trouble with Repeat Cesareans two days ago, published Childhood without Choice on the Huffington Post yesterday.
I’d like to thank Pamela for drawing more attention to this issue in a passionate, yet clear and concise way. But where did her passion originate? Turns out, she is a fellow [...]
What a great piece on VBAC vs. repeat cesarean. It gives an excellent summary of the history of VBAC, the influence of ACOG’s recommendations, as well as how malpractice insurance effects the choices available to women with prior cesareans.
A couple excerpts:
Indeed, the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), a grass-roots group, recently called 2,850 [...]
Cottage Hospital must think we are idiots.
They claim there is no “VBAC ban,” but if you look at their VBAC & CS rates, you will see that three women, three, had VBACs there in 2006, which gave them a VBAC rate of 0.9%. That means that 99.1% of women have repeat cesareans at Cottage [...]
This was emailed out on the ICAN list:
As you are likely aware, many women are denied access to VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) because of hospital policies and outright bans. Attorneys with the Northwest Women’s Law Center in Seattle are looking at this issue.
It requires that the woman is planning [...]