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ICAN Responds to New ACOG Guidelines on VBAC

For Immediate Release
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean is a Safe and Reasonable Option for Most Women
Redondo Beach, CA, July 21, 2010 – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released updated Practice Guidelines for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) today. ACOG states that VBAC is a safe and reasonable option for most women, including [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending July 11th

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 lit up this week with reaction and analysis of the much-hyped American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology [...]

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 [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Memorial 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.
Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Memorial Day weekend (in the U.S.)!
Two great posts this week highlight the not-so-random [...]

Childbirth Professionals: A Call to Advocacy

ICAN President Desirre Andrews and Advocacy Director Gretchen Humphries have recently published an article in the Journal of Perinatal Education. Desirre and Gretchen call for childbirth professionals to work together with advocates to promote change so that childbearing women can be empowered to seek the best care for themselves and their babies.
Tackling the topics of [...]

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 [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Mother’s 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.
Hope all of you mamas out there have had a lovely Mother’s Day. So many of us have learned [...]

ACOG Spokesman: C-section Rise “not going to be good for anybody”

An article in today’s New York Times discusses the report released yesterday by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) on the continued rise in cesareans. The article quotes Dr. George A. Macones:
The continuing rise “is not going to be good for anybody,” said Dr. George A. Macones, the chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at [...]

Insurance Denial for Cesarean Now Illegal

We’ve blogged before on current insurance companies’ practice of denying individual health insurance coverage to women with previous cesarean surgery. Last October, ICAN mama Peggy Robertson, accompanied by ICAN’s advocacy director Gretchen Humphries, testified on Capitol Hill about her own experience with this discriminatory practice in Colorado.
Whatever your political persuasion, last night’s passage by Congress [...]

Birth Center VBAC Ban in Florida

Laura Gilkey of Born in Sarasota sends word of pressing VBAC news in Forida:
On Wednesday, March 24th, the State of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration will move to permanently ban Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) in Florida birth centers. Currently, women who choose to give birth normally after surgery must do so in a [...]