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Cesarean Rate Reaches (Another) Record High

32.9% of Births Resulting In Major Abdominal Surgery; 13th Consecutive Year to Show Increase
Redondo Beach, CA, December 21, 2010 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate hit another record high in 2009, with a preliminary rate of 32.9 percent. The findings reflect the [...]

ICANers in the News About VBAC

As news about the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s (ACOG) revised VBAC guidelines garner attention from press outlets like the New York Times, ICAN leaders are being sought for comment.
ICAN President Desirre Andrews was quoted in WebMD Health News:
The new guidelines got a favorable response from the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). In a [...]

Cesarean Rate Jumps Again To Record High: 32.3%

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Cesarean Rate Jumps Again To Record High; 32.3% of Births Resulting In Major Abdominal Surgery
12th Consecutive Year to Show Increase
Redondo Beach, CA, April 6, 2010 – The National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate hit another record high in 2008 with a rate of 32.3 percent, up 2.6 [...]

Cesarean Rate Jumps to Record High: Up 53% Since 1996

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Cesarean Rate Jumps to Record High:  Up 53% Since 1996
More Women Facing Surgical Delivery; All Ages and Ethnic Groups Affected
Redondo Beach, CA, March 23, 2010 – The National Center for Health Statistics reports that the cesarean rate in 2007 is the highest ever reported in the U.S., with a rate of 32 [...]

National Institutes of Heath Releases Statement on VBAC

Access to VBAC is Limited by Non-Medical Factors and is Safe for Most Women

REDONDO BEACH, CA, March 11, 2010.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) finished the Conference on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) March 8th-10th, 2010, evaluating issues surrounding VBAC and seeking to quantify why VBAC rates have plummeted in the U.S. over the [...]

VBAC Bans in Illinois

ICAN President Desirre Andrews was quoted today in the Chicago Tribune. The article discusses VBAC bans in Illinois and the overuse of repeat cesareans (ERCS).
Repeat C-sections have become so routine that 90 percent of pregnant women who have the surgery give birth that way again. That is a concern to health experts, who say vaginal [...]

Duggars Support VBAC

Michelle Duggar (of TLC fame) is a VBAC mom thirteen times over. She and her husband Jim Bob had hoped for a fourteenth, but their newest baby girl was born at 25 weeks by emergency cesarean on December 10th. Nevertheless, the family remains pro-VBAC and even mention ICAN on their website.
As reported by The Examiner, [...]

Unplanned VBAC assisted by two-year-old

ACOG may want to revise its VBAC guidelines after reading this heartwarming story of a mother who, despite being scheduled for her fourth c-section gave birth safely at home with the help of her toddler. No surgeon or anesthesiologist were in sight.
The 2-year-old was calm.
“I laid on the couch and he went and got a [...]

Chicago Mom to OB Who Dumped Her: No Cesarean Necessary

Despite being callously dumped by her OB practice on the day before her due date, this resilient Chicago mom – with the support of her husband and ICAN – went on to VBAC her sixth baby girl.

Mother seeking VBA3C: “I’ve had no right to choose what I want”

A Maryland mom who desires a VBA3C (vaginal birth after three cesareans) made her local news last night. Hats off to Lori for standing up for her rights!