VBAC in the News

Childbirth Study Sees Longer Labor as Normal - New York Times

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:48pm

Childbirth Study Sees Longer Labor as Normal
New York Times
... who was not involved in the new study. He added, “I will change my practice and feel more comfortable going to five and a half hours with a first birth after an epidural with reassuring fetal monitoring.” ... “One of the messages of this study is ...

Epidural May Prolong Labor More Than Thought - LiveScience.com

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:07pm

LiveScience.com

Epidural May Prolong Labor More Than Thought
LiveScience.com
In the study, the researchers looked at more than 42,000 women in California who delivered vaginally between 1976 and 2008, and compared the length of the second stage of labor, which is the time it takes for "pushing" the baby out after the cervix has ...

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New Study Suggests Risk Of Death Is Higher In Home Births - Huffington Post

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:12am

New Study Suggests Risk Of Death Is Higher In Home Births
Huffington Post
Neonatal deaths are those that occur within four weeks of delivery after a baby is born alive. [7 Facts About Home Births]. Rising trend. Home births have been on the rise in recent years, and the safety of the practice has been fiercely debated, with ...

Baby's First Surgery: The Perfectionectomy - Huffington Post

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:59am

Baby's First Surgery: The Perfectionectomy
Huffington Post
I found myself thinking about this long after she and I had the discussion, but I couldn't nail down what I was feeling. Confusion with her choice? Yes, but that alone wouldn't cause me such trouble. Self-righteous? Probably, since I'd just had my baby ...

Home births vs. hospital births: Oregon State University researcher weighs in - The Oregonian

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 8:29am

Home births vs. hospital births: Oregon State University researcher weighs in
The Oregonian
They found that almost 94 percent had spontaneous vaginal births; 5.2 percent required delivery by cesarean section. Mortality figures and the cesarean rate among those who delivered at home were lower than those reported in U.S. hospitals. Women in ...

Marin Snapshot: Eshelman keeps Marin moms in shape - Marin Independent Journal

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 12:15am

Marin Snapshot: Eshelman keeps Marin moms in shape
Marin Independent Journal
A: Yes. It slenderizes the post-partum woman and helps pregnant women stay in shape. New moms can begin classes two weeks after a vaginal birth or four to six weeks after a Cesarean birth. Q: What makes your class so popular? A: I individualize the ...

Hospitals trying to curb Caesarean sections - Taunton Daily Gazette

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 9:44pm

Hospitals trying to curb Caesarean sections
Taunton Daily Gazette
BROCKTON – Denise Latham chose to give birth to her second child by Caesarean section after having an emergency C-section five years ago. Scheduling her second Caesarean delivery for this past week helped her feel more in control of the situation, said ...

Hospitals trying to curb Caesarean sections - Taunton Daily Gazette

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 9:44pm

Hospitals trying to curb Caesarean sections
Taunton Daily Gazette
BROCKTON – Denise Latham chose to give birth to her second child by Caesarean section after having an emergency C-section five years ago. Scheduling her second Caesarean delivery for this past week helped her feel more in control of the situation, said ...

Alabama should authorize practice of midwives (Your view) - al.com

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:46am

Alabama should authorize practice of midwives (Your view)
al.com
But we made the sacrifice because I wanted this birth to be different than my previous births. I wanted to entrust my care to a provider with a better cesarean rate than 38.8% and a better VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) rate than 1%. It is ...

Fewer Cesarean Sections - KELOLAND TV

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 6:23pm

KELOLAND TV

Fewer Cesarean Sections
KELOLAND TV
With her first child, Hansberger had to have a C-section after 24 hours of labor. She also had to have a C-section with her ... While there are many benefits to having a vaginal delivery, in some cases C-sections are needed. "Certainly you don't have ...

23 things in your maternity bag checklist - India.Com Health

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:44am

India.Com Health

23 things in your maternity bag checklist
India.Com Health
You will need them soon after birthing to save you from lochia or post delivery bleeds irrespective of a vaginal birth or a cesarean section. 13. Comfortable underwear: Choose cotton and keep away your best ones. They are going to be messy so have a ...

Home Birth Study Finds No Increased Risk For Mom Or Baby, Experts Still Divided - Huffington Post

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 8:37pm

Home Birth Study Finds No Increased Risk For Mom Or Baby, Experts Still Divided
Huffington Post
Approximately 1,100 women in the study were attempting a vaginal birth after cesarean section, and of that group, 87 percent were able to deliver vaginally. Newborn outcomes were also largely positive, the researchers say. One and a half percent of the ...
Study finds home births comparatively safe – for low-risk women, infantsHealthCanal.com

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Study Finds Home Births Comparatively Safe – For Low-Risk Women, Infants - The Lund Report

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 1:14pm

Study Finds Home Births Comparatively Safe – For Low-Risk Women, Infants
The Lund Report
The largest study ever conducted in the United States of planned home births found that 93.6 percent of the 16,924 women in the study had spontaneous vaginal births, and only 5.2 percent required a cesarean section for delivery. Both mortality figures ...

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Wlazlo: Giving birth is not a medical emergency - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:16pm

Wlazlo: Giving birth is not a medical emergency
Casper Star-Tribune Online
I am glad that the birthing practices of Wyoming Medical Center and in general are being challenged. The very high rate of first-time-birth cesarean sections at WMC and their current policy on vaginal births after cesarean (VBACs) are indicative that ...

Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ... - Sacramento Bee

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:00pm

Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ...
Sacramento Bee
The ISIS model of care is unique in that it offers more than just regular check-ups and the opportunity to have a natural, unmedicated birth. Clients travel from all over metro Atlanta to take advantage the high rate of success with vaginal birth after ...

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The wait is over: Emma, Jackson top Austin baby names in '13 - Austin Herald

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 10:43am

The wait is over: Emma, Jackson top Austin baby names in '13
Austin Herald
“We have always offered immediate skin-to-skin time for our babies and mothers after vaginal deliveries, and this year we initiated it with our mothers who required cesarean sections. They are able to put their newborns skin-to-skin in the operating ...

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Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ... - DigitalJournal.com

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 9:09am

Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ...
DigitalJournal.com
The ISIS model of care is unique in that it offers more than just regular check-ups and the opportunity to have a natural, unmedicated birth. Clients travel from all over metro Atlanta to take advantage the high rate of success with vaginal birth after ...

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Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 9:01am

Atlanta Practice Announces Standard Service Producing Better Birth Outcomes ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The ISIS model of care is unique in that it offers more than just regular check-ups and the opportunity to have a natural, unmedicated birth. Clients travel from all over metro Atlanta to take advantage the high rate of success with vaginal birth after ...

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Doctor claims caesarean safer - The West Australian

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:58am

The West Australian

Doctor claims caesarean safer
The West Australian
"Many women aim to achieve a natural birth, and some women choose an induction of labour, an elective caesarean or a vaginal birth after caesarean because it's right for them. All have different benefits and risks, both immediate and long-term." Dr ...

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Home News Dr. Joyce Barrett mourned by wide circle of... - Kawartha Media Group

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 2:04pm

Home News Dr. Joyce Barrett mourned by wide circle of...
Kawartha Media Group
She set up a family practice and eventually focused on obstetrics, particularly vaginal birth after Caesarean and home births. She was very active in the Peterborough community with Kawartha Ploughshares, the NDP and, most recently, No Casino ...

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