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Connecticut  Childbirth and Women’s Center
94 Locust Avenue Danbury CT 06810 

More places to look:

Hospital VBAC dirctory from ICAN of connecticut

Connecticut Maternity Care Worst to First Campaign.
List of vbac, c-section, repeat c-section & epesiotomy rates at Connecticut Hospitals.

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4 comments to Connecticut

  • E.M.

    The Connecticut Childbirth and Women’s Center in Danbury does NOT accept VBAC mothers. They require VBACs to take place in the hospital.

  • I’m sad that I missed Cesarean Awareness Month! Especially after reanidg this! It is very encouraging to hear a moderate voice on the issue! I, myself, have only given birth once and that was natural. However, as I am currently 2 weeks overdue and it is comforting to hear a mom talking about the positive side of Cesarean Birth! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Laura

    I can not access statistics on c-section or vbac rates through the site. I also checked the VBAC directory and noticed it was made 2008 so I think it maybe outdated. However, I have a feeling things have gotten worse and the OBs are leaning toward once a c-section always a c-section. My mother was one of the first wave generation to fight for vbac (early 80′s), she was even kicked out of the Backus Hospital in Norwich, while in labor with me, because she refused c-section. She ended up at Manchester Hospital and vbac no problem (with the help of her doula). Thirty years later and I am facing the same issue as her. Many docs claim they are vbac friendly but it is just a front. I am not pregnant yet, but it seems like this is going to take time to sort through.

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