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Best of the Birth Blogs: Week Ending October 18th

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

The Daily Beast – The C-section Backlash: Danielle Friedman writes about Joy Szabo, who continues to garner national media attention as she fights her local hospital’s VBAC ban. Friedman interviews ICAN’s President Desirre Andrews and others about why some women experience cesarean as traumatic.

Birth After Cesarean – Birth Trauma is Real: Michele D. asks (and answers) the question, “Why is it taboo to talk about being upset and/or traumatized about your birth experience?”

Natural Papa – Home Birth Dads: 10 Questions with Jerry Shannon: My hubby shares his thoughts on our Home Birth After Cesarean (HBAC) for Derek’s series of interviews with home birth dads.

The Huffington Post – A Woman’s Nation: Reclaim Your Right to Birth Right: Dr. Christine Northrup explains what’s wrong with maternity care in the U.S. but also highlights that women’s increasing power in society means that we can influence change.