by Jen Kamel | Feb 24, 2020 | Evidence based medicine, Informed consent, Language, Racism, Using statistics, VBAC, VBAC Consults
VBAC calculators have been embraced with open arms by some providers, whereas others reject them altogether. Who’s right? Trying to predict who will have a VBAC is tricky. We know some individual factors, such as having a prior vaginal delivery, are associated with higher or lower VBAC rates. By combining various factors, VBAC calculators generate a percentage that represents the best guess for an individual’s odds of having a vaginal birth after cesarean. But VBAC calculators, also called VBAC success calculators, are not always accurate and can create emotional baggage.
by Jen Kamel | Oct 25, 2017 | Hospital birth, Inductions, Informed consent, Language, Large/macrosomic babies, Planning your vbac, Resources for unsupportive family members, Using statistics, VBAC, VBAC after multiple cesareans, VBAC Bans, VBAC Consults
When I found out that ACOG released their new guidelines yesterday, I couldn’t wait to devour them. This morning, I had an opportunity to cuddle up with the new recommendations and I’m quite pleased. As always, there are things to like and areas where I think ACOG missed the mark. But here are the eleven good things about ACOG’s 2017 VBAC guidelines.