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Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending February 28th

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 blog@ican-online.org
Hey birth bloggers! Don’t forget to submit an entry in our first-ever blog carnival. Details here. And now for [...]

Mother-sized Activism: Pre-order the NIH VBAC Consensus Statement

This mother-size activism task takes less than 2 two minutes and can be done from the comfort of your computer chair!
As we’ve blogged previously, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is planning a conference called Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights.
ICAN President Desirre Andrews says:
The weeks are counting down to the NIH VBAC meetings March [...]

Mother-sized Activism: Tell NBC What You Think!

Welcome, birth advocates, to our third installment of the “Mother-Sized Activism” feature on this blog, where we take an issue and put the relevant information together so you can grab a few minutes out of your day and help make a real difference. So many of us can get overwhelmed thinking of all the work [...]

“We Never Set Out to Be Rebels”: A Mother and Father’s VBAC Story

At 38 weeks, Debbie Fields was told by her OB/GYN that he would no longer support her plan for VBAC and gave her the ultimatum to schedule a cesarean or find a new doctor. In this interview, Debbie and her husband Ken each share their perspectives on what happened and how their journey to VBAC [...]

Guest Blog: Cesarean Moms Speak Out!

ICAN of Connecticut chapter leader and blogger Danielle Elwood shares her reflections on hosting a blog radio show  last night in defense of cesarean moms who don’t just want to “have a giggle and get over it.”
The saga began earlier this week with a book review (on Mominatrix’s Guide to Sex: A No-Surrender Advice Book [...]

Joy Szabo: Don’t Roll Over and Take it

By now you’ve probably heard that Joy Szabo had her baby by VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). You can read about her fight for VBAC here. She graciously agreed to answer a few questions for us about her experience. Congratulations, Joy!
ICAN Blog: You received a fair amount of media attention for your fight to VBAC. [...]

Duggars Support VBAC

Michelle Duggar (of TLC fame) is a VBAC mom thirteen times over. She and her husband Jim Bob had hoped for a fourteenth, but their newest baby girl was born at 25 weeks by emergency cesarean on December 10th. Nevertheless, the family remains pro-VBAC and even mention ICAN on their website.
As reported by The Examiner, [...]

ICAN on Capitol Hill

ICAN’s Advocacy Director Gretchen Humphries posed with Peggy Robertson who testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee about her insurance denial due to previous cesarean on October 15th. Read more about Peggy’s story here.

ICAN Mother Testifies on Capitol Hill

For Immediate Release
 
 
ICAN Mother Provides Testimony on Capitol Hill
Discriminatory Insurance Practices Investigated by Senate HELP Committee
 
 
REDONDO BEACH, CA, October 15, 2009 – Gretchen Humphries, Advocacy Director for the International Cesarean Awareness Network accompanied Peggy Robertson of Centennial, Colorado to a Senate hearing in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
 
Ms. Robertson testified [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending October 4th

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 blog@ican-online.org
ICAN – Mother-sized Activism:Page Hospital VBAC Ban: We won’t toot our own horn too often here, but several bloggers [...]