In an effort to share the information I’m receiving, here is the latest communication from Carol Yeh-Garner dated May 13 at 5:23pm. Main points include:
a list of 4 doctors who “are responsible for suspending Dr. Biter” how one of these doctors, as well as the head of OB at Scripps, will benefit financially [...]
Yet another obstetrician who supports and embodies evidence-based and woman centered care has lost privileges at a hospital. Learn more about this unique OB and how you can help reverse this decision. [...]
Scare tactics masquerading as informed consent is a major problem. Somehow, we have to find a way to connect women with supportive care providers in their area. Please leave a comment or email me with your ideas on how we can do that. [...]
Women of Southern California: We are at risk for losing one of the truly supportive OBs in our area.
If you are a woman who prefers hospital births, your options are about to shrink even more.
On Friday, August 21st, Dr. Stuart Fischbein wrote on his blog http://supportdrfischbein.blogspot.com/:
So, met with the chief of staff, [...]
There is this idea that if you don’t VBAC and you schedule a repeat cesarean, that you will be safe from complications. This is because during a “VBAC counsel,” women are often told of the risks of VBAC, namely uterine rupture, but they are rarely told the risks of repeat cesareans in their current and [...]
If you are a good candidate for VBAC, the single most important decision you can make that will have the greatest impact on your chances of VBAC success is who you hire to attend your birth. This is why it’s important to interview several care providers and ask specific questions.
Looking to have a homebirth or birth center birth in Southern California?
This is the most complete list I’ve ever seen.
Not all of these midwives attend VBAC.
Thank you to Sherry Rumsey for putting this together.
I would like to ensure that the information being provided is accurate. If you are a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Care providers, OBs and midwives, can be broken down into three categories:
1. The ones who tell you outright they don’t to VBACs. While this is annoying, it is more honorable than the second type of care provider because at least they don’t…
2a. … tell you they are supportive, but then put so many [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]