• 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 […]


4 comments to Contact

  • Hello ! Thank you SO SO much for using info from our Site and for linking to it, unfortunately the link you have is not working, please fix it, the correct and working link to VBAC Care Providers is:

    Thank you so much,
    Kimberly Rivers
    Board Member
    Birth Action Coalition

  • Dear VBAC Community,

    I am a board certified OB/GYN in Encino, CA. I am a supporter of VBAC when appropriate, and have had many happy VBAC patients over the last 10 years. I am inquiring today to ask how I might be added to your list on this site of VBAC supportive physicians in my area. I may be reached at my office at 818 783 6500 to answer any questions you may have. My credentials on other information on my practice may be found at my website:


    Ohad Ben-Yehuda, MD

  • I work with the doctors of Orange Coast Women’s Medical Group (listed on the VBAC directory). We would like to contribute articles and educational information to the site, and learn about other online opportunities to reach the VBAC community. OCWMG is the largest OBGYN in Orange County, Ca. with offices in Irvine, Laguna Hills and San Clemente. We are one of the only groups in the area equipped to handle VBACS.

    The Physicians of Orange Coast Women’s Medical Group

  • Deborah

    I contacted Blossom Birth Center to get a hold of Mary and they do NOT do VBAC.

    Here’s how you have her listed.

    Mary the Midwife
    Phoenix, AZ

    Just passing on the information. THanks!

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