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5 ways a cesarean impacts a new family and what we can do about it

“I hated him”. Sarah took a deep breath. “I know it’s not logical, there wasn’t anything he could do,
but that’s how I felt. I hated him for not protecting me.”
A Caesarean Section is both the most common and least necessary surgery conducted in the United
States. It is also the only surgical procedure that will be [...]

CAM Birth Story: Sarah’s HBA4C – “An Incredible Feat!”

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Sarah Fuerstenau. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to blog@ican-online.org.
My birthing story begins back in 2005 when I had our first child. I had prepared myself for a natural, drug-free vaginal birth but I ended up with an emergency [...]

CAM Birth Stories: Elayne’s “Wide Range of Births”

These birth stories, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), come from Elayne Glantzberg. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to blog@ican-online.org.
Elayne sends along her four very different birth stories, all previously published on her family’s blog. Below are excerpts with links to the full stories.
Cesarean with 26-week triplets: “I didn’t [...]

CAM Birth Stories: From Cesarean to Empowering CBAC

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Jordan Bucher. Jordan says, “I wanted to send the story of my cesarean and my attempted HBAC (that turned out to be an incredibly empowering CBAC) for Cesarean Awareness Month. I hope other ICAN blog readers can find some inspiration from my experiences, [...]

CAM Birth Story: Ilka’s Cesarean

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Ilka Szilagyi. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
Well, my story is a tale of complicated things.
First of all, you have to know that midwifery in Hungary is borderline illegal, since there were no laws around it [...]

CAM Birth Story: Jessica’s Cesarean

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Jessica Baldwin. Jessica previously posted this story on her and her husband’s blog. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
We were 23 and 24 when N5 was born. We wanted a natural birth, to be defined as [...]

CAM Birth Story: Cortney’s Cesarean

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Cortney Speir. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
I lay there unable to move, unable to speak, unable to breathe. I was opening my mouth, gasping for air, but nothing. I kept opening and [...]

More evidence that less is more

Evidence continues to mount that increased use of interventions in childbirth, such as induction and cesarean, are not necessarily beneficial to mothers OR babies.
In a study published this month in the Journal Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, researchers found no evidence that higher rates of cesarean benefit babies. According to the study’s author Dr. Christopher [...]

CAM Birth Story: Katharine’s necessary cesarean

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Katharine Evaul. Katharine says, “I was suggested to send this to you because while many c-sections are unneeded, sometimes they are. At the same time complications because it is major surgery arise.” To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it [...]

CAM Birth Story: Abigail’s Birth Story

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Jessica Angell. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
Once I got to the point of being “checked” at my OB appt, my OB commented that my pelvis was tight so a c-section was always in the back [...]