Archive for the "Vbac" Category

28.Jul.2010 New ACOG Guidelines: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean is a Safe Option

Washington, DC – The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), a professional midwifery organization since 1982, commends the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for their updated practice guidelines on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) released July 21, 2010. ACOG’s recent guidelines are less restrictive than previous ones. The new guidelines state that VBAC […]

17.Jun.2010 More VBAC News

Women who have had one cesearan section are hard pressed to find a health care provider supportive of VBAC. What are the risks for women who have had more than one surgical birth? I’ve had women come to me with just that question and I’ve spent hours pouring over the research. Surprisingly (given the hysteria […]

08.Mar.2010 More great press for midwives and VBACs

I was hanging pictures at BirthWorks when my dad called me to let me know about this article in Sunday’s NY Times. And then several more people called or e-mailed the article. Nurse-midwives working on the reservation at Tuba City have a c-section rate of 13%, less than half of the 31.8%┬ánational average. And they […]

14.Jan.2010 Trent

In April of 2009 my husband and I were excited to find that I was pregnant with our 3rd child. The pregnancy proceeded along without incident but our excitement was soon dampened when my OBGYN informed me that I would not be able to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Our other two children […]

18.Nov.2009 Halloween Baby

By this time in my career, I have attended births on almost every holiday — but not my favorite, Halloween. This year was my lucky year. Catherine had been clear: she wasn’t going into labor early because her mom couldn’t make it. ┬áHer mom would fly in on a Friday. Catherine would have her baby […]

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