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Cutting Less: VBAC Navajo Style

The National Institutes of Health VBAC conference is stirring up coverage all over the internet (including our own blog carnival) and in the press.  On Sunday, the New York Times published an astounding story about cesareans and VBACs at a Navajo hospital in Arizona.
As Washington debates health care, this small hospital in a dusty desert [...]

VBAC Blog Carnival: Why is VBAC a Vital Option?

As the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Development Conference on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) gets underway this morning, we bring you our first-ever ICAN Blog Carnival. We have invited bloggers to submit entries on the topic, “Why is VBAC a Vital Option?” and they have answered. Thanks to all the bloggers featured below [...]

ICAN Responds: “Today Show” Spreads Misinformation

In response to the Today’s Show “Live in the OR” segment that showed a scheduled cesarean in progress , ICAN is appalled by the lighthearted tone and lack of in-depth information regarding cesareans. Dr. Nancy Snyderman downplayed the risks of cesareans while adding to the myth that suspected fetal macrosomia and being postdates are [...]

C-Wing = Cha-Ching?

Ogden Regional Medical Center in Utah recently opened a wing solely dedicated to cesarean births, as reported by the Standard-Examiner:
The C-wing is the first of its kind in Utah, said hospital marketing director Craig Bielik. It includes eight C-section/postpartum suites, single-room maternity care, newborn and transitional nurseries, larger than normal hospital rooms and rooms fully [...]

Bringing Back Breech?

ICAN mama and chapter leader Christie Craigie-Carter was featured in the Washington Post yesterday:
About 32 weeks into her first pregnancy, Christie Craigie-Carter’s obstetrician told her that the baby she was carrying was stuck in a bottom-down position — a breech baby — and that she’d have to give up her dream of a natural delivery [...]

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 [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending December 27th

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 Unnecessarian – Do You Suffer From Physician VBAC Hysteria? Quite a ruckus in the blogosphere this week as [...]

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 [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending December 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
Patti Ramos – Detached: Perhaps the most heart-wrenching and amazing photo of the cesarean experience I’ve seen to-date.
Science & [...]

Had a cesarean? No maternity coverage for you in CO

The Colorado Independent has published an article chronicling one reporter’s quest to find non-employer-based maternity coverage in Colorado.
In advance of a bill in the state legislature that would require Colorado’s insurance companies to cover maternity, The Colorado Independent searched for non-employer-based maternity health insurance. How did it go? It was unbelievably frustrating.
Posing as a 34-year-old [...]