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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.

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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 [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending July 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.
It’s been a little slow here on the blog so far this summer. Lots going on with family vacations [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending June 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.
Note: The “best of” blog will be on hiatus next week due to a family vacation without (gasp!) internet [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending June 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.
Thanks to MJ Bray for submitting a nomination for this week! I love receiving these from blog readers. Stork [...]

Dr. Friedman on “The peril of multiple c-sections”

Dr. Alex Friedman from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania published an article in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer detailing his own experience with the serious risks of multiple cesareans:
The worst surgical case of my residency came when we delivered my patient’s baby by cesarean – her ninth cesarean birth.
The baby came out fine, but for [...]

Childbirth Professionals: A Call to Advocacy

ICAN President Desirre Andrews and Advocacy Director Gretchen Humphries have recently published an article in the Journal of Perinatal Education. Desirre and Gretchen call for childbirth professionals to work together with advocates to promote change so that childbearing women can be empowered to seek the best care for themselves and their babies.
Tackling the topics of [...]

Cesarean & VBAC in Syracuse, NY

ICAN’s own Lauren Cooper and Lisa Carguello from ICAN of Syracuse were featured on their local TV evening news talking about the rising cesarean rate and availability of VBACs. Says Lauren, “I was terrified but it was an amazing opportunity to help spread the word about the kind of support and information ICAN has to [...]

Rebirthing ~ The Birth of Dolores Philomena

Julie sent in this birth story to share. Would you like to have yours posted here? Send it to: blog@ican-online.org. If you are looking for more inspirational birth stories, click here.
The story of her labor and birth began with Paul. We had wanted a homebirth, but due to many things and choices that we made, [...]