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Mother-sized Activism at Work in Iowa

Have you contacted your local hospitals and OB providers yet to ask about their practices in light of ACOG’s new VBAC recommendations?
Stephanie Windgardner in Sioux City, Iowa has. She shares:
My [OB] office previously stated the ACOG guidelines as why I could not try for a VBAC with my next child. Since the guidelines changed, I [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending July 25th

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.
Of course, the birth blogs lit up this week with news of new VBAC guidelines. Birthing Beautiful Ideas posted [...]

Mother-Sized Activism: Bring Back VBAC

While ACOG’s new Practice Bulletin with VBAC guidelines is a step in the right direction, there is still a lot of work to be done to reverse the over decade long trend of rising cesarean rates and declining VBAC support.  Here are some things you can do to help facilitate change.

Contact facilities [...]

Mother-sized Activism: Pre-order the NIH VBAC Consensus Statement

This mother-size activism task takes less than 2 two minutes and can be done from the comfort of your computer chair!
As we’ve blogged previously, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is planning a conference called Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights.
ICAN President Desirre Andrews says:
The weeks are counting down to the NIH VBAC meetings March [...]

Mother-sized Activism: Tell NBC What You Think!

Welcome, birth advocates, to our third installment of the “Mother-Sized Activism” feature on this blog, where we take an issue and put the relevant information together so you can grab a few minutes out of your day and help make a real difference. So many of us can get overwhelmed thinking of all the work [...]

Mother-Sized Activism: The Story of Myshell & Hannibal

by Krista Cornish-Scott
Sarah (our regular blogger) found this link the other day, and I was drawn into the story immediately, not least because of the fabulous pictures which seemed to so perfectly capture the souls of this family.  As I read further I found myself shaking my head at the all-too-common story of the “bait [...]

Mother-Sized Activism: Page Hospital VBAC Ban

Welcome birth advocates to our first installment of the “Mother-Sized Activism” feature on this blog, where we take an issue and put the relevant information together so you can grab a few minutes out of your day and help make a real difference. So many of us can get overwhelmed thinking of [...]