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Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending October 4th

Your weekly one-stop for highlights from the birth blogosphere. Visit weekly for the latest on childbirth, especially related to cesarean prevention, recovery, and VBAC. To nominate a blog post to be featured here, email me at

ICAN – Mother-sized Activism:Page Hospital VBAC Ban: We won’t toot our own horn too often here, but several bloggers posted this week to a story about Joy Szabo’s battle with her local hospital that bans VBACs. ICAN responded to the story with a guest blog from Joy and a premiere of a new blog feature about how mamas everywhere can take mother-sized steps to advocate for changes in maternity care.

Navelgazing Midwife – Medfake: Hospital Birth Gone Awry: Is this Typical? A creative response to a Medscape article that uses an extreme case to discredit homebirth.

Science & Sensibility – When is an Induced Labor Prolonged? (Your Guess is as Good as Mine): Amy Romano teases us with the promise of a future post on the fact that no good evidence exists on how induction affects the progression of labor differently than non-augmented labor. Bottom line: nobody knows, not even your OB…

Cesarean Epidemic – Beautiful Birth Story: Unassisted Birth After Cesarean: The title pretty much says it all…