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Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending February 7th

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
The blogosphere was full of reactions this week to the Today Show’s “Live in the OR” segment showing an [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending January 31st

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
Reality Rounds – Thirsty During Labor? Just Be Quiet and Suck on a Wet Washcloth: RR finds the humorous [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending January 3rd

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 New Year! “Best of” will be on hiatus next week (family trip to San Diego). We will resume [...]

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 [...]

Misrepresenting the risks of cesarean (again)

While MSNBC should be commended for it’s recent article on unassisted childbirth, it also joins the ranks of media  misrepresentations of the true risks of cesarean surgery. Here’s a breakdown of the article:
On the growing prevalence of unassisted birth:
The number of home births unattended by either a doctor or a midwife jumped by nearly 10 [...]