On Monday, September 3rd, 2012 – Labor Day – Improving Birth hosted a nationwide Rally for Change. The goal? To raise awareness about the unnecessarily high cesarean and induction rates, promote informed consent and birth options, and rally for evidence based care. Birth matters, birth is safe, and we can do better.
Keep Reading Improving Birth’s National Rally for Change
Heard of “VBAC,” but don’t really know what it is? Interested in having a VBAC, but need more information to make your decision? There’s too much fear around VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean) circulating out there and slight risks (serious, but slight) are blown out of proportion. Want a repeat c-section? That’s okay, too, I
Keep Reading the decision to VBAC
I have yet to find a midwife for this pregnancy and birth. The one I was interested in won’t accept VBAC women if they haven’t had a prior vaginal birth. With CPMs being illegal in IL and most CNMs working alongside OBs at hospitals only (oh, and no birthing centers), my options are very limited. I’m discouraged, but figure I
Keep Reading My OB said WHAT?!
Awhile ago, I wrote a post called “Choosing a VBAC care provider.” Obviously I am now pregnant and am planning not only a VBAC, but an HBAC (homebirth after cesarean) and am choosing a midwife.
Almost 2 months ago, I received a late comment on that post. It has been sitting in my email inbox
Keep Reading Planning a homebirth
ALMOST. If you remember, I had said we wanted to start trying for #2 this summer, so the baby was born next April-May because as a teacher, I’d have the entire summer off with the babe. Well, when Steve lost his job, those plans were put on hold. I honestly thought they’d be put on hold for a long time
Keep Reading It’s.… BABY MAKING TIME… almost.
I don’t even know where to start! The conference was amazing. I’m not sure that I went with any expectations… because I had no idea what to expect!… but I thought I’d learn some things to take back to the rest of our chapter. Wow, I learned SO MUCH more. In addition to learning about great studies and stats and
Keep Reading ICAN2011 conference love
April is Cesarean Awareness Month and what better way to spend it than at the ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) Conference?! Leader training started Thursday, but today was the first day of conference sessions – they have been beyond amazing. More info will come later after I get home… I just wanted to let all
Keep Reading Cesarean Awareness Month: I’m at ICAN