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’ [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This article has links to cesarean and VBAC rates by hospital for the following states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Utah. (For more information on California hospitals, go here.)
This is great info for women of those states!
Compliments of Our Bodies Ourselves: Finding and Comparing [...]
Here is another response to the statement dated December 2007 from Hastings Indian Medical Center explaining why they no longer offer VBAC.
Wow is this article amazing for being published in the post-2004 “anti-VBAC per ACOG” era, by two MDs no less! If your OB gives you the third degree about VBAC, you might want [...]
A couple days ago, I posted the statement dated December 2007 from Hastings Indian Medical Center explaining why they no longer offer VBAC.
A midwife responded in the February 2008 edition of the same publication. Below find my favorite sections and below that is her entire piece.
Lisa Allee, CNM sums up ACOG and hospital [...]
I love reading why hospitals ban VBAC. There are opportunities to learn about how that particular hospital operates, specific insurance issues they face, internal politics, and personal philosophies. And it’s always interesting to see things from the OBs perspective.
It’s very telling that when they offered VBAC, only 2 women per year opted for VBAC [...]
A mom in Southern California sent me this letter that she sent to her local hospital. With her permission, I’m sharing it here. The hospital did respond to her in writing, which you can read here.
February 18, 2008
I am a mother of a toddler who was born by cesarean. I [...]