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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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Find Support

Organisations & Websites :

VBAC .com a resource of studies and publications
http://www.vbac.com/

International Cesarean Awareness Network
http://www.ican-online.org/

Midwifery Today: The heart & science of birth
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/

Birth Network:
http://www.birthnetwork.org/

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On Cafemom:

VBAC Moms
No Nonsense VBAC

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On Facebook:

ICAN international cesarean awarness network

VBAC support group – Vaginal Birth After C-section

I Support Midwives and Homebirth

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More Groups:

www.Mothering.com

Find a group that meets near you on www.meetup.com search for VBAC

3 comments to Find Support

  • Hi, I’ve started an ICAN of MOntgomery County, MD. Could you add us to your Maryland resource list? Also if/when we come in contact w/ VBAC friendly providers, we will definitely let you know…
    Best,
    Lisa Garcia

  • Laila

    Hi I am trying to find support for VBA2C. I never went into a trial of labor before. First c-section was due to fetal bradycardia and the second was due to fear of the doctor about the 1% risk of rupture. i am trying to find doctors in NYC/brooklyn that will be willing to give me a trial of vbac and monitor me well through the process.

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