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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 [...]

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 [...]

One Layer or Two: Much Ado About Something?

ICAN’s next webinar:
Confused by the controversy over single layer vs. double layer? You’re not alone. Whether you’re a mom worried about your own single layer closure, or a birth professional seeking more information, this online session is for you. You’ll learn what the research says about the differences between single layer and double layer closures, [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending January 24th

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
Three out of four of this week’s best blogs follow a theme of patient autonomy. Great stuff! Enjoy.
Birth Sense [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending December 13th

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
Science & Sensibility – A Case of Statistical Malpractice? Predicting the Risk of Uterine Rupture: Amy Romano calls “statistical [...]

Guest Blog – Henci Goer: Does Elective Cesarean Surgery Improve Newborn Outcomes in Ultra-Low-Risk First-Time Moms?

Bringing ICAN’s 25-year-plus tradition of support and education in the mother-to-mother and sister-to-sister model into the internet age, we have invited passionate bloggers to join us around our virtual circle of women. We hope to introduce you to new voices that you have not heard before, and also to respected voices that will already be [...]

VBA2C Safe as Repeat Cesarean, Research Finds

Most women who have had more than one cesarean are told that a repeat cesarean is the safest choice for their births. Many are not even offered the option by their doctors or hospitals.
Not so, according to recent research published in the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (BJOG). A systematic review and meta analysis [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending October 4th

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
ICAN – Mother-sized Activism:Page Hospital VBAC Ban: We won’t toot our own horn too often here, but several bloggers [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending September 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
The Well-Rounded Mama – Pregnancy and a HAES Crisis of Confidence: Kmom brings to light how even those who [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending September 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
Stand and Deliver – Interview with Dr. Stuart Fischbein: We linked to Dr. Fischbein’s blog on August 23rd. Rixa [...]