Archive for "Jul 2010"

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 […]

08.Jul.2010 Huffington Post looks at the state of maternity care in US

Is Having a Baby Bad For Your Health? by Marcia G. Yerman Most American women might presume that the dangers of maternal mortality are a concern and problem only in developing nations. They’re wrong. A March 2010 report put out by Amnesty International entitled, Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA, highlights […]

07.Jul.2010 We must be getting close to power: dirty tricks to discredit Midwifery

International Expert Calls Study Deeply Flawed and Politically Motivated FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2010) – As New York and Massachusetts moved to pass pro-midwife bills in the final weeks of their legislative sessions, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology fast-tracked publicity surrounding the results of an anti-home birth study that is […]

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