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She Wants a VBAC, But Her Partner’s Not So Sure

ICAN’s Education Director Krista Cornish Scott has published an article on About.com called, “Planning a VBAC When Your Partner’s Isn’t Sure.” Krista provides tips for dealing with this situation such as acknowledging fear, asking your partner to listen to how your cesarean affected you, and approaching your partner with their learning style.
Krista writes, “Getting your [...]

Increased risk of home birth is “pure fiction”

The Big Push for Midwives released a statement today in response to publicity surrounding a forthcoming article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that claims to show home birth is unsafe. From the press release:
As New York and Massachusetts moved to pass pro-midwife bills in the final weeks of their legislative sessions, 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 December 20th

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
Birth Activist – Loyally Devoted to Doctor: Jennifer shares some thought-provoking reflections on why women might feel bonded with [...]

Two maternity “gurus” on cesareans and “fairytale births”

Recent interviews with Sheila Kitzinger and Ina May Gaskin have raised interesting points about mother’s expectations for birth and birth outcomes.
As quoted in the Telegraph,
Sheila Kitzinger, the pioneer of the natural birth movement, says heavy marketing of a “perfect birth” has left countless women feeling like failures when their own experiences fall short of expectations.
Sheila [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs: Week Ending October 25th

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

National Advocates for Pregnant Women – NAPW Writing Contest Winners Selected: Four law students were selected as 1st, [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending September 13th

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
Nursing Birth – The WORST Idea Since Routine Continuous Fetal Monitoring For Low Risk Mothers: Melissa dishes on devices [...]