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Hey birth bloggers! Don’t forget to submit an entry in our first-ever blog carnival. Details here. And now for this week’s best:
Midwives of all stripes are under fire across the country. Kathy at Woman to Woman Childbirth Education shares this joyful news of defeated legislation to ban Certified Professional Midwives in Mississippi. In California, Ina May Gaskin weighs in on Dr. Fishbein’s blog on the removal of privileges for CNMs at St. John’s Pleasant Valley hospital.
In a follow-up to her inspiring VBA3C story last week, Danielle at Informed Parenting links to a great Midwifery Today article on where the rule of 10 centimeters dilation before pushing came from. Speaking of inspiring VBA3Cs, Nurturing Hearts Birth Services posted Nicki’s triumphant birth story (ok, it was posted last week, but it needs to be shared!). While we’re on the topic of VBAC, don’t miss The Feminist Breeder’s tips on how to have a better VBAC and Birthing Beautiful Ideas‘ cautionary tale on why knowing the facts about VBAC are essential.