Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A new VBAC resource

ICAN has released a new VBAC policy database. Check it out here You can search by state and then find each hospitals "policies". It's pretty depressing how vbac unfriendly most hospitals are but it's a great resource for those of you wanting a VBAC for your next birth. You can click on each hospital and see word for word the answers the callers received.

In a related note, I wanted to call attention to a few recent articles about repeat csections and the complex issues surrounding them. This first one is an excellent article published in TIME magazine, The Trouble With Repeat Cesareans. The author of that article published a more personal account of the issue on the Huffington Post titled Childbirth Without Choices. Be sure to check out the comments after that article.

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