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Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending May 2nd

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

Hope you enjoyed all 46 birth stories we posted for Cesarean Awareness Month 2010. A great big thank you to all of the courageous, amazing, powerful mamas who shared their journeys with us! Here are a few other things not to miss:

Barbara Herrera has started a new blog called to give the cesarean scar “a place to speak.” Read (and see) scar stories here.

Birth Cut has posted a reflection on her visit to the first-ever Cesarean Voices art exhibit presented by ICAN of Baltimore.

The Well-Rounded Mama discusses the variability in cesarean rates among states, hospitals and doctors in her aptly titled Variability in Uterine Efficiency? post.

Birth Sense wrote a series this month on avoiding the first cesarean, including the most recent on what you need to know about fetal monitoring.