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Best of the Birth Blogs: Week Ending October 25th

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

National Advocates for Pregnant Women – NAPW Writing Contest Winners Selected: Four law students were selected as 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize and honorable mention winners in a writing contest on “the statutory, constitutional, and/or human rights arguments that can be made to challenge the trend of banning pregnant women from having a vaginal birth after a caesarean section (VBAC).”

VBAC Facts – Response to OB: Scare tactics vs. informed consent aka why I started this website: Jen responds to an OB’s comment on her website with some important thoughts on supporting VBAC and providing truly informed consent.

Enjoy Birth – 50 Ways to Scare a Mother: Speaking of scare tactics, a repost of a very creative video…

Nursing Birth – The Ol’ Bait and Switch, OR Finding Out Your OB Has Been Leading You On, and How One Mom Walked, Moved Around, and Changed Positions to a Successful Hospital VBAC: A double dose from Nursing Birth this week with some thoughts on responding to an unsupportive OB and an inspiring birth story.

The Man Nurse Diaries – Biomedically Engineered Birthing Beds! On a lighter note…but still scary…