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Buy Healing Art, Support ICAN!

Amy Swagman is a mother, doula, and fine artist in Denver, CO.  For the month of April in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month she will be donating 10% of all sales to ICAN, plus 20% of sales from her pieces on cesarean, healing, and VBAC.

Amy will also be speaking on birth art and activism at the [...]

Emre’s Birth – A Powerful CBAC

Emre’s birth story actually starts over 3 years ago with the story of Aydin’s birth. That sounds so beyond corny, but it’s true. Jason and I decide to try to conceive Aydin at a time when his birth would coincide with my graduation from law school. I always had this abstract idea that I would [...]

She Wants a VBAC, But Her Partner’s Not So Sure

ICAN’s Education Director Krista Cornish Scott has published an article on About.com called, “Planning a VBAC When Your Partner’s Isn’t Sure.” Krista provides tips for dealing with this situation such as acknowledging fear, asking your partner to listen to how your cesarean affected you, and approaching your partner with their learning style.
Krista writes, “Getting your [...]

Rise of unnecessary cesareans

MyHealthNewsDaily recently reported on the rising rate of cesareans, especially among first-time mothers.
“The most concerning problem is the high rate in first-time mothers,” said Dr. Jun Zhang, a medical researcher at the National Institutes of Health and co-author of a new report on cesarean delivery practices.
In his study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics [...]

Not too posh, but still pushed

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has been making headlines in TIME and Salon, among other outlets. Headlines herald the findings as proof that women are “not too posh to push” and can’t be blamed for the rising cesarean rate. Instead, women are having cesareans for “medical reasons.”
From [...]

One-third of first-time mothers having cesareans

A study published in this month’s American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology has made headlines, including the Los Angeles Times.  Results of the study show that 1 in 3 new moms are giving birth surgically:
Overall, cesarean deliveries account for about a third of births in the U.S. While much attention has recently focused on women [...]

Orgasmic VBAC

Jennifer posted a wonderful story of her orgasmic VBAC on Livemom.com:
I pushed for two hours, which isn’t too bad compared to the 43-hour marathon labor stories we hear. I was pretty vocal; mostly pissed that there was zero pain-relief from the epidural. I think the contractions were more painful because I had the expectation of [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – August 9-22

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.
It’s summer and we’re a little slow around the blog lately…but there’s been plenty of good reading in the [...]

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 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 [...]