A mom recently asked, “I know I’m asking for a lot, but is there a list of rupture rates by weeks gestation ?”
This is a great question as many women are under pressure from their care provider to go into labor as early as 37 weeks, but more commonly 40 weeks, or they will [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
I love Consumer Reports. When we purchased our kitchen appliances, washing machine, and computers, I went to them first. Turns out, you should include them while preparing for your child’s birth as well.
In 2005, Consumer Reports listed cesarean sections as one of the most common unnecessary surgeries. As a result, they suggested:
Ask what [...]
Note: I wrote this in early 2006 before I had my VBAC at home in November 2007.
As someone who is planning a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with my next child, I am always reading the latest research studies about the risks of VBAC vs elective repeat cesarean section.
All the studies I have [...]
Just another example of an unnecessary cesarean. This is one woman’s story illustrating the risks identified in studies I’ve posted on the respiratory issues that can occur when babies are born, before they are ready, via scheduled cesareans or induced vaginal births.
This post is shared with permission and I thank Brandy for sharing her [...]
Wow, what an incredible video – it moved me to tears. Chronicles one woman’s journey through miscarriage, a cesarean (where she was told her pelvis was to small for vaginal birth), VBAC advocacy in her state of New Jersey (where she met with the governor and held a rally at her local hospital), onto her [...]
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 [...]