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Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending August 8th

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.
How is it possible the summer is flying by so fast???
The National Advocates of Pregnant Women posted on their [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Newsweek: VBAC Access Makes Medical Sense

ICAN chapter leaders Allison Denenberg and Barbara Stratton, along with president Desirre Andrews, were featured in a Newsweek article yesterday on VBAC.  The article asks the question:  if the evidence for VBAC safety is so clear, why aren’t doctors supporting it?
VBAC advocates hope that health-care reform, with its emphasis on evidence-based medicine, might help turn [...]

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 [...]

Rachael Ray’s Dr. Ian: VBAC Should be a Woman’s Choice

In case you missed it, talk show host Rachel Ray featured Joy Szabo’s fight for VBAC on her show yesterday. In a segment called “Going Too Far?” Medical Edition, Dr. Ian and Rachel discussed VBAC bans an the rights of women to choose whether or not they have a cesarean. See the video here:

Whither the rights of pregnant women?

Samantha Burton’s legal battle to appeal a judge’s ruling that confined her to a hospital’s care and, ultimately, the cesarean birth of a her stillborn baby, continues to garner national media attention. The Washington Post reports:
And six months after the pregnancy ended, the dispute over the legal move to keep her in the hospital continues, [...]

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 [...]

“We Never Set Out to Be Rebels”: A Mother and Father’s VBAC Story

At 38 weeks, Debbie Fields was told by her OB/GYN that he would no longer support her plan for VBAC and gave her the ultimatum to schedule a cesarean or find a new doctor. In this interview, Debbie and her husband Ken each share their perspectives on what happened and how their journey to VBAC [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending January 17, 2010

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
Birthing Beautiful Ideas – Sex After C-Section: The Advice that Women Do (and Don’t) Need: After much controversy in [...]