VBAC in the News

As the number of C-sections increases, local women advocate for natural births - Lexington Herald Leader

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 9:00pm

Lexington Herald Leader

As the number of C-sections increases, local women advocate for natural births
Lexington Herald Leader
That trend is having a toll on mothers, said Pascucci, who got involved in ImprovingBirth.org after she felt so pressured to have what she considered an unneeded induction of labor at 41 weeks she switched doctors. Since then, she said, she has heard ...

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Giving moms-to-be control of birthing process - Daily Pilot

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 5:00pm

Giving moms-to-be control of birthing process
Daily Pilot
She and baby Rhone, now a curly-headed 3-year-old, were fine; it was the process, and her sense that the birth was out of her hands, that had unsettled her. Streiff, whose oldest son was also born by cesarean, had hoped to attempt a vaginal birth after ...

Giving moms-to-be control of birthing process - Daily Pilot

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 5:00pm

Giving moms-to-be control of birthing process
Daily Pilot
She and baby Rhone, now a curly-headed 3-year-old, were fine; it was the process, and her sense that the birth was out of her hands, that had unsettled her. Streiff, whose oldest son was also born by cesarean, had hoped to attempt a vaginal birth after ...

Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, April 3-9 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:31pm

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, April 3-9
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Your Risk After Age 50”; 10:30 a.m., “The Advantage of Single Site Robotic Surgery”; and 11:30 a.m., “When to Bring Your Child to the Emergency Room.” ... Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, offers many baby classes — Baby ...

Washington State Case Study: A Difficult Miscarriage Made Worse by Hospital's ... - Huffington Post

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:51am

Washington State Case Study: A Difficult Miscarriage Made Worse by Hospital's ...
Huffington Post
I was planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section), and with a VBAC... you have to go into spontaneous labor. So we were waiting on that and waiting on that and waiting on that, and [my physician] was getting more and more nervous... He said, "Well ...

4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing a Hospital for Childbirth - Huffington Post

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:42am

4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing a Hospital for Childbirth
Huffington Post
If a natural birth is important to you, you will want to compare rates of cesarean section between the providers you are considering. C-section rates can differ ..... Unfortunately, you can't prevent them, but they will become less noticeable after the ...

Childbirth Not the Only Contributor to Overactive Bladder - dailyRx

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:12am

Childbirth Not the Only Contributor to Overactive Bladder
dailyRx
The research team found that the odds of urine leakage from activities or from coughing or sneezing increased 6 percent every year after the first caesarean birth. However, the odds of this type of bladder leakage did not increase in the years after ...

Risk of pelvic floor disorders can be reduced by maintaining healthy weight - Ravalli Republic

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:55pm

Risk of pelvic floor disorders can be reduced by maintaining healthy weight
Ravalli Republic
Prolapse often seems least noticeable after sleeping or rest and worst at the end of the day or after prolonged standing. ... Vaginal delivery puts women more at risk than cesarean delivery, but having all cesarean sections does not eliminate the risk.

Interventions for first-time mothers “worryingly high” in Irish hospitals - thejournal.ie

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:46am

thejournal.ie

Interventions for first-time mothers “worryingly high” in Irish hospitals
thejournal.ie
The vaginal births after Caesarean (VBAC) figures, with exceptions in a small amount of maternity units, show that the amount of VBACs taking place as a percentage of overall births is very low, said AIMS. The organisation believes this indicates that ...

Delivery Choices: ICAN Provides Support for Women Who Had C-Sections - The Ledger

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:18pm

Delivery Choices: ICAN Provides Support for Women Who Had C-Sections
The Ledger
LAKELAND | Delivering by cesarean section when they want a vaginal delivery causes some women to feel loss and emotional pain that goes well beyond their post-surgery physical discomfort. "I wasn't the first person to hold her," Eva Sparks said as she ...

Delivery Choices: ICAN Provides Support for Women Who Had C-Sections - The Ledger

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:08pm

Delivery Choices: ICAN Provides Support for Women Who Had C-Sections
The Ledger
LAKELAND | Delivering by cesarean section when they want a vaginal delivery causes some women to feel loss and emotional pain that goes well beyond their post-surgery physical discomfort. "I wasn't the first person to hold her," Eva Sparks said as she ...

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Birth Boot Camp helps prepare moms - Parkersburg News

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:36pm

Birth Boot Camp helps prepare moms
Parkersburg News
With my fourth and fifth I decided to hire a doula (a nonmedical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, but not the same as a midwife) and take birth education classes." Low said ... Shawn Low decided to become a natural child ...

Pregnant again soon after C-section - Jamaica Observer

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:50am

Pregnant again soon after C-section
Jamaica Observer
If the cut into the uterus was made in the upper segment or body of the uterus (Classical Caesarean section), then the risk of rupture is greater. Having a vaginal delivery after a classical Caesarean section is contraindicated. Indication of labour is ...

Birth Boot Camp helps prepare moms - Parkersburg News

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 10:32pm

Birth Boot Camp helps prepare moms
Parkersburg News
With my fourth and fifth I decided to hire a doula (a nonmedical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, but not the same as a midwife) and take birth education classes." Low said ... Shawn Low decided to become a natural child ...

Water Birth Benefits Debunked - Guardian Liberty Voice

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 10:31pm

Guardian Liberty Voice

Water Birth Benefits Debunked
Guardian Liberty Voice
However, once in the later stages of labor the bath was not effective against perineal tears, and did not reduce the likelihood of the mother needing an assisted vaginal delivery or caesarean sections. Water birth benefits are debunked further when the ...

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Study exposes myths related to water births - The Utah People's Post

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 7:06am

The Utah People's Post

Study exposes myths related to water births
The Utah People's Post
Moreover, it had no effect on women's likelihood of requiring assisted vaginal deliveries or Cesarean sections. The more concerning ... Study after study as proven that midwife centered non-hospital care is SAFER for both mother and baby. In fact this ...

Crunchy or silky mom - Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:17am

Crunchy or silky mom
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
After doing some research about this new branding, I realized I was crunchy or, maybe “scrunchy” before it was cool. It's always funny to me to learn about those of us who have an original thought ... Crunchy moms by definition are breastfeeding ...

Home birth: Weighing the risks - The Star Online

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:11am

Home birth: Weighing the risks
The Star Online
Baby joy: Shuba Jay and husband Paul welcomed their baby girl after an unassisted home birth. The case ... “But a gentle birth doesn't have to be natural birth, it can be a C-section if it's done with respect to the baby and the mother makes the ...

Some risks, no proven benefit to water birth: report - Montreal Gazette

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:03am

Montreal Gazette

Some risks, no proven benefit to water birth: report
Montreal Gazette
Your birth plan: Know your options · Is it normal: New baby FAQ · Pregnancy: How to prepare · Heavier women struggle with natural birth after C-section. In a report released Thursday, a distinction is made between the two uses, saying that early on ...

Me and the belly: A pregnancy to postpartum photo diary - BabyCenter (blog)

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 10:03am

Me and the belly: A pregnancy to postpartum photo diary
BabyCenter (blog)
What do postpartum days really look like? What images do we newly-minted or beginning-once-again moms capture of ourselves in the days and hours that pass after giving birth? Those two questions sent me to Flickr recently, and there I came across Sarah ...

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