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Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending October 11th

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

Science & Sensibility – Healthy Birth Blog Carnival: Let Labor Begin on Its Own: ICAN’s very own President Desiree Andrews and Kmom both have blogs posts featured in this great collection. If you read nothing else in the birth blogosphere this week, read this!

Gloria Lemay – Insider’s Tip On How To Have a Great VBAC: Gloria shares why having some “secret sensation time” might be the key to having the birth you want.

Stand & Deliver – Sanctum/Surveillance: Rixa discusses an excerpt from a book on “birth territory,” complete with pictures of birth environments that promote two very different sources of power in labor and birth.

RH Reality Check – Protecting Reproductive Rights At Delivery: Jill Alliman on legislation to support Medicaid reimbursement for birth centers and why access to out-of-hospital birthing options are important for all women.

Unnecessarian – End of Summer Birth Story Round-up: A great collection of inspiring birth stories!