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  • Birth Story: Heather’s VBA2C
    Heather’s VBA2C Birth Story (photo provided by Heather) Birth story and photos shared by Heather M. During my last few prenatal visits, my provider had been getting more and more negative about my vba2c [vaginal birth after 2 cesareans]. I would hear comments like, “Oh, you are not dilated at all so you have a crappy cervix and […]
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  • 5 ways a cesarean impacts a new family and what we can do about it
    “I hated him”. Sarah took a deep breath. “I know it’s not logical, there wasn’t anything he could do, but that’s how I felt. I hated him for not protecting me.” A Caesarean Section is both the most common and least necessary surgery conducted in the United States. It is also the only surgical procedure that will be […]
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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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New Jersey

Dr Abdelhak from hackensack nj is a phenomenal VBAC supportive doctor. His patients dub him “captain vbac”!!! He even is an advocate of VBA2C and has delivered many twins and even triplets vaginaly ….He is a great high risk Dr and recently took in a midwife KRISTIN who is also a huge vbac advocate.” ~Ty

New Jersey Midwives – Region II Chapter 2 of the American College of Nurse-Midwives

Tina M. Alessi, CNM
973-683-1400
111 Madison Av Ste. 305
Morristown, NJ 07960
or 908-719-4900
2345 Lamington Rd, Ste. 107
Bedminster, NJ 07921

Alison Stone
111 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 683-1400
reveiw of Alison

Dr. Winsome Parchment
973-313-2501
1973 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Midwifery Care Associates
2490 Penningtonn Rd.
Pennington, NJ
609-737-7512

Denise Priestly CNM & Andrea Lindstrom CNM
North Dover Ob-Gyn Associates
222 Oak Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753
732-914-1919

Dina Aurichio, LM, CPM, CCE
333 River Road
Branchburg , NJ
Phone: 908-575-3282
newbirthexperiences

Porsch Kathleen CNM
79 Route 37 W #101
Toms River, NJ 08755
732-244-9444

Dr. Michelle Aristizabal, Montclair, NJ.

Lawrence Ob/Gyn and Associates
123 Franklin Corner Road, Suite 214
Lawrenceville, NJ  08648
(609) 896-1400

Marilyn A. Baker, C.N.M.
Johanna P. Delongaig, C.N.M.
JoAnne Forsyth Healey, C.N.M.
Yelena Laber, C.N.M.

of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
RWJ OB/GYN Group Hamilton
One Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, New Jersey 08690
(609) 631-6899

Glad to find your website. The Center for Women’s Health is supportive of Vbacs. This is particularly important if you want to deliver at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ–very very very few doctors who cover there will do Vbacs. it has one of the highest c- section rates in the country! But the Center for Women’s Health will do them, as will the docs who cover them. I am still pregnant so I am waiting to see how that support translates into reality. But at least they are willing to consider it!

http://www.tcwh.medem.com/home.htm

Englewood Hospital does Vbacs, and Dr. Nofit Weiss’s practice is supposed to be good. A friend trying for a Vbac at Englewood had a lot of options. There is at least one doc at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck who does them (don’t know his name)–he supports a large orthodox jewish population who want to have lots of kids, so the limits c-sections place on having large families is important to them. I have been told that Hackensack Hospital does not have a ban but is not vbac-supportive.

*http://newjerseymidwives.net/

Dr. Talia Rosenzweig at Monmouth 732-741-3331

maternalresources.com

Yaakov Abdelhak, MD
Maternal Resources
55 Old Nyack Turnpike
Suite 405
Nanuet NY 10954
(although located in NY, he provides service for NJ residents)

More places to look:

NJ Maternity Care: Worst to First Campaign 2010
http://www.njmaternitycare.com/