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  • 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 […]
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  • 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. […]
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  • 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%), […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 (Census.gov) 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 […]
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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