Skip to content
Archive of posts tagged c-section

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending August 8th

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.
How is it possible the summer is flying by so fast???
The National Advocates of Pregnant Women posted on their [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending July 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.
It’s been a little slow here on the blog so far this summer. Lots going on with family vacations [...]

Clarion Notes: Spring 2010 Issue

This is the first in a quarterly series highlighting ICAN’s signature publication, The Clarion. To receive The Clarion, you must be a subscriber to ICAN. To subscribe, please find your local chapter or visit the ICAN bookstore.
The focus of this issue of The Clarion is healing, which includes a phenomenal collection of articles addressing the [...]

Scare tactics & women of size in childbirth

The New York Times recently published an article titled “Growing Obesity Increases Perils of Childbirth.” The article’s lead states:
As Americans have grown fatter over the last generation, inviting more heart disease, diabetes and premature deaths, all that extra weight has also become a burden in the maternity ward, where babies take their first breath of [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending June 6th

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.
Thanks to MJ Bray for submitting a nomination for this week! I love receiving these from blog readers. Stork [...]

Only 2% of cesareans requested by moms

A new study in British Columbia has found that, contrary to what some doctors and media reports might contend, the growing cesarean rate is not driven by maternal demand. This is similar to previous findings from the Listening to Mothers study in which only one out of over 1,300 mothers in the study reported requesting [...]

Dr. Friedman on “The peril of multiple c-sections”

Dr. Alex Friedman from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania published an article in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer detailing his own experience with the serious risks of multiple cesareans:
The worst surgical case of my residency came when we delivered my patient’s baby by cesarean – her ninth cesarean birth.
The baby came out fine, but for [...]

Childbirth Professionals: A Call to Advocacy

ICAN President Desirre Andrews and Advocacy Director Gretchen Humphries have recently published an article in the Journal of Perinatal Education. Desirre and Gretchen call for childbirth professionals to work together with advocates to promote change so that childbearing women can be empowered to seek the best care for themselves and their babies.
Tackling the topics of [...]

Cesarean & VBAC in Syracuse, NY

ICAN’s own Lauren Cooper and Lisa Carguello from ICAN of Syracuse were featured on their local TV evening news talking about the rising cesarean rate and availability of VBACs. Says Lauren, “I was terrified but it was an amazing opportunity to help spread the word about the kind of support and information ICAN has to [...]

Erin’s Cesarean

Erin sent in this birth story to share. Would you like to have yours posted here? Send it to: blog@ican-online.org. If you are looking for more birth stories, click here.
I had a perfect pregnancy.  I had no heartburn, no hemorrhoids, no morning sickness, no back pain, nothing. I sailed through pregnancy with such ease and [...]