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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 [...]

Rise of unnecessary cesareans

MyHealthNewsDaily recently reported on the rising rate of cesareans, especially among first-time mothers.
“The most concerning problem is the high rate in first-time mothers,” said Dr. Jun Zhang, a medical researcher at the National Institutes of Health and co-author of a new report on cesarean delivery practices.
In his study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics [...]

One-third of first-time mothers having cesareans

A study published in this month’s American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology has made headlines, including the Los Angeles Times.  Results of the study show that 1 in 3 new moms are giving birth surgically:
Overall, cesarean deliveries account for about a third of births in the U.S. While much attention has recently focused on women [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CAM Birth Story #22: Allison’s Cesarean

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month 2010, we will be filling the blogosphere with stories from real women (and their families) who know first-hand the consequences of a 32% cesarean rate. Each day we will post at least one birth story submitted by these women. Prepare to be moved (hint: grab a box of Kleenex)!
From [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending April 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 Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM) 2010! Hope you’ve been following the daily birth stories on our blog so far. [...]

CAM Birth Story #2: My Cesareans

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month 2010, we will be filling the blogosphere with stories from real women (and their families) who know first-hand the consequences of a 32% cesarean rate. Each day we will post at least one birth story submitted by these women. Prepare to be moved (hint: grab a box of Kleenex)!
From [...]

CAM Birth Story #1: A Tale of Two Births (In Pictures)

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month 2010, we will be filling the blogosphere with stories from real women (and their families) who know first-hand the consequences of a 32% cesarean rate. Each day we will post at least one birth story submitted by these women. Prepare to be moved (hint: grab a box of Kleenex)!
As [...]

All I want for Christmas is…an induction?

The graph below shows how births vary by day of the week and even by holidays using data on births from the CDC during the months of November, December, and January from 1994 to 2001. The blue lines depict the actual number of births, while the red lines show the average number of births by [...]