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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 [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Labor Day Edition

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.
Happy Labor Day!
Rixa at Stand and Deliver gives a great round-up of recent birth-related news coverage. Also check [...]

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 [...]

Antibiotics Before Cesarean?

ACOG has issued recommendations that all women scheduled for cesareans be given antibiotics an hour beforehand and “emergent cases” should be started on antibiotics “as soon as possible.” According to Medpage Today:
Although antimicrobial prophylaxis to reduce postoperative maternal infections is already common practice for C-sections, clinicians need to stop waiting until after clamping [...]

Lauren’s Worst Day

The day my eldest son was born was the worst day of my life.  I know what you’re thinking…how can you say that?  But it has nothing to do with my love for him and everything to do with the way that he was brought into this world.  I know they say that birthing a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending May 16th

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.
I love to see creative expressions of birth and birth experiences. This week there were several: Birth Activist (and [...]

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 [...]