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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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Virginia

Dr. Sumac Diaz complete care center for women Richmond va (… vbac’d with her in 2011 with an inverted T incision she is awesome)

Ican of Northern Virginia
http://www.icanofnova.org/

http://www.icanofnova.org/articles/How_to_attempt_a_VBAC

INOVA Fairfax
http://www.inova.org

Dr. William Fitzhugh

Hospitals: MCV (now called VCU Health Systems) and St Francis.
At MCV: Dr Isaacs, Dr Pierce or Dr Karjane.
At St Francis : Lelsie Fehan or Nicole Carlson – both CNMs. Backed by Dr Miller.

Erica Blanton with Henrico Doctors

ICAN of Richmond
http://icanofrichmond.webs.com/virginavbacresources.htm

Virginia Hospital Rankings by US NEWS

 

 

 

We need your help! Do you know of a VBAC supportive practice or group in this state?? Have an experience with one of the organizations listed above, tell us about it! Please email the info to: kcontentoangell@hotmail.com