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  • Click Your Way to the Best Info: finding quality VBAC and Cesarean info online
    By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA) BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE While April is recognized as Cesarean Awareness Month in both the United States and many other countries, quality consumer information about how to prevent cesareans (both primary {first} cesareans and subsequent ones) along with information about having a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC) is valuable to... […]
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  • Birth Story in Africa: a birth without fear
    Guest post written by Sarah S. In order to tell the birth story of my firstborn, I have to back up a bit. Actually, I have to back up a lot. For as long as I can remember I have been afraid of pregnancy and childbirth. My mother threw up the entire nine months of... […]
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  • World Doula Week: a doula at a cesarean?
    Guest article by Lisa Kehoe IBCLC, CLD, CPD, in honor of World Doula Week (March 22-28). Your vision of birth probably did not include having surgery. You were thinking of a natural, unmedicated, maybe even home birth, and now you’re having a cesarean. You may feel uneasy about this, but, for whatever reason, it’s the only choice... […]
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  • Accreta Awareness Blood Drive Event
    The International Cesarean Awareness Network is pleased to be participating in this year’s Accreta Awareness Blood Drive occurring nationwide on April 3rd in support of the Hope for Accreta Foundation. The purpose of this blood drive is to raise awareness of placenta accreta, a condition in which the placenta attaches itself too deeply into the... […]
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  • ICAN Names Elizabeth Aldea the March 2015 Volunteer of the Month
    The International Cesarean Awareness Network is powered by the selfless efforts of our numerous volunteers. We cannot thank our dedicated volunteers enough for their cooperation and service in assisting ICAN with accomplishing its mission. In an effort to acknowledge some of our amazing volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to offer support, education, and... […]
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California

California Association of Midwives
PO Box 460606
San Francisco, CA 94146-0606
1-800-829-5791

GentleBirth.org listing of Midwives – by county

Check the lisense status of your California based midwife at the department of California medical board – consumer affairs website

Birth Providers Directory provided by Los Angeles Midwives – includes listings throughout California.

Birthingbaby.com: Midwives in Southern California NOTE: not all of these midwives attend VBAC’s so you’ll need to ask.

Ronald E. de la Pena, M.D.
2230 Lynn Rd. #200
Thousand Oaks, CA
Delivering at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-1066
www.rondelapenamd.com

Following list from Birth Action Coalition:

Aaron D. Kormhout, MD
www.creatingharmonyobgyn.com
1941 Johnson Ave # 202
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 548-0033
Delivers at: Sierra Vista Regional Med Center, San Luis Obispo

Danny L. Lickness, MD
100 Casa St # B
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 544-8811
Delivers at: Sierra Vista Regional Med Center, San Luis Obispo

Brenda Rambler, LM, CPM
slomidwife@charterinternet.com

Mary Littlefield, LM, CPM
(805) 688-2450
practices in Santa Maria area

Orange Coast Women’s Medical Group
Saddleback Medical Towers: 24411 Health Center Drive, Suites 200 & 610, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
San Clemente/Talega Office: 1300 Avenida Vista Hermosa, Suite 150, San Clemente, CA 92673
Main Office: 949-829-5500
Appointments: 949-829-5533
http://ocwmg.com/

(I believe this group is supportive of VBA2C)

 

Thomas Van Geem, MD
2220 Lynn Rd Ste 108
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-4545
Delivers at: Los Robles Hospital, Thousand Oaks

Rebecca L. Perlow, DO, OBGYN
5525 Etiwanda Ave # 209
Tarzana, CA 91356
www.drperlow.com
(818) 344-8822
Delivers at: Tarzana Regional Medical Center, Tarzana

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center
5601 De Soto Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
OBGYN info (818) 719-2555
General information: (818) 719-2000
*Kaiser membership/insurance required

David Kline, MD
Jason Rothbart, MD

Deliver at:  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Main Switchboard (310) 4 – CEDARS (423-3277)
Physician Referral 1-800-CEDARS-1 (800-232-2771)
*call to inquire as several OBs, and CNMs, do VBAC here

Mary Jackson, RN, LM, RCST
VBAC integration and support from the pre and perinatal psychology perspective
www.birthinconnection.com or www.aboutconnections.com
practices in the Ventura and Santa Barbara areas

Stuart Fischbein, MD, Joyce Weckl, CNM, and Lynn Olson, CNM, WHNP
The Woman’s Place
3901 Las Posas Road #207
Camarillo, California 93010
(805) 987-6807
Refers to Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles for delivery

Dr. Ben-Yehuda
(818) 783-6500
5363 Balboa Boulevard
Suite 237
Encino, CA 91316

Kathleen Valenton MD
Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center
421 N Rodeo Rd, Penthouse 1
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 432-6640

Article and resources:

http://7thspace.com/headlines/435304/a_survey_of_access_to_trial_of_labor_in_california_hospitals_in_2012.html