A mom recently asked over on the VBAC Facts Community, “Does anyone have some facts on vab3c?” I provided this mish-mash of info… [...]
I’m forwarding this from ICAN. Please forward far and wide. We have the government’s attention. They are ready to hear our stories. Let’s turn the frustration, anger, and pain into real change!
If you have have discriminated against due to your prior cesarean, our government needs to hear about it!
ICAN needs stories about discriminatory [...]
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 [...]
On June 15, 2008, the American Medical Association published their 2008 legislative resolutions which you can view here. Resolution 205, entitled “Home Deliveries,” expresses their desire to eliminate homebirth.
Below is a response written by Stuart J. Fischbein, MD FACOG, Medical Director of the Birth Action Coalition. OBs like this are few are far [...]
This was emailed out on one of the lists I’m on…
Dear Friends,Resolutions were recently introduced by the AMA to support ACOG’s position against home birth and to “develop model legislation in support of the concept that the safest setting for labor, delivery, and the immediate post-partum period is in the hospital, or a birthing [...]
Things are harder once you have a cesarean – limited future childbirth options, future potential complications in your own body, future potential complications with babies, future potential complications getting and staying pregnant, and now complications with insurance. I read this article in the New York Times and my stomach turned. This is yet one more [...]
From Black Hills Today, great news for women in South Dakota!
"After years of waiting, South Dakota families now have an option for out of hospital births. Today, Governor Rounds signed into law a bill that allows South Dakota Certified Nurse Midwives to attend births without a previously required collaborative agreement if they are providing [...]
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 [...]
For Maryland residents: Just click on this link and look up who your Maryland state delegates are. This bill is before the House so you are only writing to your delegates and not your senators.
For those living outside of Maryland, send your letter to the Committee Health and Government Operations Committee (HGO) Room [...]
Why come to the rally? Birth centers are closing, midwives are limited in their ability to practice their profession and Maryland women and families are suffering because they do not have better access to midwifery care. You can change that!
How does HB 1407 change this? Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) must get an obstetrician to [...]