• ACOG’s New Labor Guidelines Fall in Step with ICAN’s Mission
    ACOG’s New Labor Guidelines Fall in Step with ICAN’s Mission New, Breakthrough Guidelines Pave Way for Safer Labor and Birth Release Highlights: New study shows that labor takes longer than previously believed, and it is safer in most cases for a woman to labor longer than for providers to push for cesarean birth. The emphasis throughout the report […]
  • Was the art of independence lost in the shuffle? Or forced out in labor and delivery rooms?
    By Jennifer Antonik Our daughter is in that lovely stage of life where everything has to be a struggle or it isn’t worth her time it seems. She’ll be three soon. (I can see many of you emphatically nodding your heads in empathetic understanding.) Truly, I love that age though. It’s magical. She is quite the independent little princess. […]
  • New Survey Shows High Success Rate for VBAC’s at Home
    by Karen Troy, PhD The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) recently published data from a large and well-tracked series of planned home births, the result of a home birth registry program that was initiated in 2004 (1).  The data set included nearly 17,000 planned home births attended by a mix of midwives including CPMs (79%), […]
  • Failure to Progress in Labor
    Many women that are told they need a cesarean for “failure to progress” may not realize that the doctor is likely looking at their labor and dilation and comparing it to research called Friedman’s Curve. This research was completed with 500 women more than 60 years ago.  A woman may be told that her doctor […]
  • Can Inducing Labor Lead to Cesarean?
    A labor induction uses medication, like Pitocin, or other techniques to bring on (induce) contractions in a pregnant woman. Induction occurs in more than 23% of births ( in the United States every year. That is, one in five women will have their labor induced. Studies show that there is increased risk for cesarean as […]

What we are

A vaginal birth after cesarean isn’t for everyone, but every woman has the right to consider it. This site aims to help women:
1.  Find a VBAC supportive medical practitioner.
2. Open an informed dialogue with their healthcare providers. 
3. Communicate with other women in a supportive environment.

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1 comment to What we are

  • My name is Dr. Michelle Aristizabal and I am an OB/GYN in Montclair, NJ. I actively support VBAC within my practice and am completely supportive of moms who want to have a natural birth experience. I am also a certified HypnoBirthing practitioner and Childbirth Educator.
    I would appreciate being added to your directory.

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