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Epidural May Prolong Labor More Than Thought - LiveScience.com

VBAC in the News - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:07pm

LiveScience.com

Epidural May Prolong Labor More Than Thought
LiveScience.com
In the study, the researchers looked at more than 42,000 women in California who delivered vaginally between 1976 and 2008, and compared the length of the second stage of labor, which is the time it takes for "pushing" the baby out after the cervix has ...

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New Study Suggests Risk Of Death Is Higher In Home Births - Huffington Post

VBAC in the News - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:12am

New Study Suggests Risk Of Death Is Higher In Home Births
Huffington Post
Neonatal deaths are those that occur within four weeks of delivery after a baby is born alive. [7 Facts About Home Births]. Rising trend. Home births have been on the rise in recent years, and the safety of the practice has been fiercely debated, with ...

Baby's First Surgery: The Perfectionectomy - Huffington Post

VBAC in the News - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:59am

Baby's First Surgery: The Perfectionectomy
Huffington Post
I found myself thinking about this long after she and I had the discussion, but I couldn't nail down what I was feeling. Confusion with her choice? Yes, but that alone wouldn't cause me such trouble. Self-righteous? Probably, since I'd just had my baby ...

Home births vs. hospital births: Oregon State University researcher weighs in - The Oregonian

VBAC in the News - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 8:29am

Home births vs. hospital births: Oregon State University researcher weighs in
The Oregonian
They found that almost 94 percent had spontaneous vaginal births; 5.2 percent required delivery by cesarean section. Mortality figures and the cesarean rate among those who delivered at home were lower than those reported in U.S. hospitals. Women in ...

Support Groups Erie Times-News - GoErie.com

ICAN in the News - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 11:09pm

Support Groups Erie Times-News
GoErie.com
The International Cesarean Awareness Network of Erie meets the second Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:45 p.m., in Blasco Library's Admiral Room, 160 E. Front St. Call Sarah Imig at 460-7636 or e-mail her at icanoferie@yahoo.com or visit ...

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Marin Snapshot: Eshelman keeps Marin moms in shape - Marin Independent Journal

VBAC in the News - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 12:15am

Marin Snapshot: Eshelman keeps Marin moms in shape
Marin Independent Journal
A: Yes. It slenderizes the post-partum woman and helps pregnant women stay in shape. New moms can begin classes two weeks after a vaginal birth or four to six weeks after a Cesarean birth. Q: What makes your class so popular? A: I individualize the ...

Hospitals trying to curb Caesarean sections - Taunton Daily Gazette

VBAC in the News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 9:44pm

Hospitals trying to curb Caesarean sections
Taunton Daily Gazette
BROCKTON – Denise Latham chose to give birth to her second child by Caesarean section after having an emergency C-section five years ago. Scheduling her second Caesarean delivery for this past week helped her feel more in control of the situation, said ...

Hospitals trying to curb Caesarean sections - Taunton Daily Gazette

VBAC in the News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 9:44pm

Hospitals trying to curb Caesarean sections
Taunton Daily Gazette
BROCKTON – Denise Latham chose to give birth to her second child by Caesarean section after having an emergency C-section five years ago. Scheduling her second Caesarean delivery for this past week helped her feel more in control of the situation, said ...

Alabama should authorize practice of midwives (Your view) - al.com

VBAC in the News - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:46am

Alabama should authorize practice of midwives (Your view)
al.com
But we made the sacrifice because I wanted this birth to be different than my previous births. I wanted to entrust my care to a provider with a better cesarean rate than 38.8% and a better VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) rate than 1%. It is ...

Fewer Cesarean Sections - KELOLAND TV

VBAC in the News - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 6:23pm

KELOLAND TV

Fewer Cesarean Sections
KELOLAND TV
With her first child, Hansberger had to have a C-section after 24 hours of labor. She also had to have a C-section with her ... While there are many benefits to having a vaginal delivery, in some cases C-sections are needed. "Certainly you don't have ...

23 things in your maternity bag checklist - India.Com Health

VBAC in the News - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:44am

India.Com Health

23 things in your maternity bag checklist
India.Com Health
You will need them soon after birthing to save you from lochia or post delivery bleeds irrespective of a vaginal birth or a cesarean section. 13. Comfortable underwear: Choose cotton and keep away your best ones. They are going to be messy so have a ...

Home Birth Study Finds No Increased Risk For Mom Or Baby, Experts Still Divided - Huffington Post

VBAC in the News - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 8:37pm

Home Birth Study Finds No Increased Risk For Mom Or Baby, Experts Still Divided
Huffington Post
Approximately 1,100 women in the study were attempting a vaginal birth after cesarean section, and of that group, 87 percent were able to deliver vaginally. Newborn outcomes were also largely positive, the researchers say. One and a half percent of the ...
Study finds home births comparatively safe – for low-risk women, infantsHealthCanal.com

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Study Finds Home Births Comparatively Safe – For Low-Risk Women, Infants - The Lund Report

VBAC in the News - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 1:14pm

Study Finds Home Births Comparatively Safe – For Low-Risk Women, Infants
The Lund Report
The largest study ever conducted in the United States of planned home births found that 93.6 percent of the 16,924 women in the study had spontaneous vaginal births, and only 5.2 percent required a cesarean section for delivery. Both mortality figures ...

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Wlazlo: Giving birth is not a medical emergency - Casper Star-Tribune Online

VBAC in the News - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:16pm

Wlazlo: Giving birth is not a medical emergency
Casper Star-Tribune Online
I am glad that the birthing practices of Wyoming Medical Center and in general are being challenged. The very high rate of first-time-birth cesarean sections at WMC and their current policy on vaginal births after cesarean (VBACs) are indicative that ...

Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ... - Sacramento Bee

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:00pm

Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ...
Sacramento Bee
The ISIS model of care is unique in that it offers more than just regular check-ups and the opportunity to have a natural, unmedicated birth. Clients travel from all over metro Atlanta to take advantage the high rate of success with vaginal birth after ...

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The wait is over: Emma, Jackson top Austin baby names in '13 - Austin Herald

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 10:43am

The wait is over: Emma, Jackson top Austin baby names in '13
Austin Herald
“We have always offered immediate skin-to-skin time for our babies and mothers after vaginal deliveries, and this year we initiated it with our mothers who required cesarean sections. They are able to put their newborns skin-to-skin in the operating ...

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Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ... - DigitalJournal.com

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 9:09am

Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ...
DigitalJournal.com
The ISIS model of care is unique in that it offers more than just regular check-ups and the opportunity to have a natural, unmedicated birth. Clients travel from all over metro Atlanta to take advantage the high rate of success with vaginal birth after ...

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Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ... - PR Newswire (press release)

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 9:01am

Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The ISIS model of care is unique in that it offers more than just regular check-ups and the opportunity to have a natural, unmedicated birth. Clients travel from all over metro Atlanta to take advantage the high rate of success with vaginal birth after ...

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Doctor claims caesarean safer - The West Australian

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:58am

The West Australian

Doctor claims caesarean safer
The West Australian
"Many women aim to achieve a natural birth, and some women choose an induction of labour, an elective caesarean or a vaginal birth after caesarean because it's right for them. All have different benefits and risks, both immediate and long-term." Dr ...

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Health Calendar - Lake County News Sun

ICAN in the News - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 4:48pm

Health Calendar
Lake County News Sun
CESAREAN AND VBAC: ICAN of Lake County is a local chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network. Monthly meetings are open to all women who are seeking a safe and supportive environment to process a traumatic or disappointing birth ...

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