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First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC - HealthDay

VBAC in the News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 8:02am

First-Time Cesarean Rates Dipped in 2012: CDC
HealthDay
"After decades of climbing, there seems to be a hold to it. But we could do a lot better." The risks to the mother and baby are much higher in a cesarean birth than in a vaginal birth, Maiman said. "Once you have the first cesarean, you're ...

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First-Time C-Sections Declining in Many US States - LiveScience.com

VBAC in the News - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 8:00am

LiveScience.com

First-Time C-Sections Declining in Many US States
LiveScience.com
The researchers looked at primary cesareans, which means deliveries that were women's first c-sections. About 60 percent of all cesarean deliveries are primary. After a primary cesarean, it's unlikely that a woman will have a vaginal birth in later ...

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Childbirth Crapshoot: Hospital Charges Vary by a Factor of 10 - AllGov

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 9:50am

Childbirth Crapshoot: Hospital Charges Vary by a Factor of 10
AllGov
Nonetheless, after looking at 110,000 cases in 2011 of women with private health insurance, they concluded that the “staggering difference” in prices, “even for an uncomplicated pregnancy,” was inexplicable. The study also found a wide disparity in ...

Lawsuit: Botched childbirth operation ruined Army wife's opera career - ArmyTimes.com

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 8:59am

Lawsuit: Botched childbirth operation ruined Army wife's opera career
ArmyTimes.com
An opera singer and Army wife claims in a lawsuit her career is threatened by damage to her digestive and reproductive systems after an Army nurse allegedly botched a childbirth operation. Amy Herbst and her husband, Staff Sgt. James Herbst, filed a ...

Lawsuit: Botched childbirth operation ruined Army wife's opera career - Military Times

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 8:49am

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Lawsuit: Botched childbirth operation ruined Army wife's opera career
Military Times
An opera singer and Army wife claims in a lawsuit her career is threatened by damage to her digestive and reproductive systems after an Army nurse allegedly botched a childbirth operation. Amy Herbst and her ... An episiotomy is a cut the doctor or ...
Lawsuit: Botched operation threatens opera career for ex-Fort Campbell soldier ...Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

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Cost of birth varies widely among hospitals - San Francisco Chronicle

VBAC in the News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 9:19pm

Cost of birth varies widely among hospitals
San Francisco Chronicle
Their findings were based on data for nearly 77,000 uncomplicated vaginal deliveries and 33,000 uncomplicated cesarean section births in California in 2011. The analysis ... After the training, the study found the survival rate jumped to 60 percent ...

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Lawsuit: Botched operation threatens opera career for ex-Fort Campbell soldier ... - Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

VBAC in the News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:24pm

Lawsuit: Botched operation threatens opera career for ex-Fort Campbell soldier ...
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
An opera singer and Army wife claims in a lawsuit her career is threatened by flatulence and incontinence after an Army nurse allegedly botched a childbirth operation. Amy Herbst and her husband, Staff Sgt. James Herbst, filed a lawsuit against the ...

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Lawsuit: Botched childbirth operation caused Army wife's 'excessive flatulence' - Military Times

VBAC in the News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:02pm

Lawsuit: Botched childbirth operation caused Army wife's 'excessive flatulence'
Military Times
An opera singer and Army wife claims in a lawsuit her career is threatened by flatulence and incontinence after an Army nurse allegedly botched a childbirth operation. Amy Herbst and her husband, Staff Sgt. James Herbst, filed a lawsuit against the ...

Lawsuit: Botched childbirth operation caused Army wife's 'excessive flatulence' - ArmyTimes.com

VBAC in the News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 3:51pm

Lawsuit: Botched childbirth operation caused Army wife's 'excessive flatulence'
ArmyTimes.com
An opera singer and Army wife claims in a lawsuit her career is threatened by flatulence and incontinence after an Army nurse allegedly botched a childbirth operation. Amy Herbst and her husband, Staff Sgt. James Herbst, filed a lawsuit against the ...

Midwives from NGH who reduce caesarean births up for award - Northampton Chronicle & Echo

VBAC in the News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:02am

Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Midwives from NGH who reduce caesarean births up for award
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
Out of the women who choose to have a vaginal birth after caesarean over 80 per cent will be successful, which is higher than the national average. “Women in the BAC clinic expressed a desire to hold and cuddle their baby against their skin straight ...

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Researchers: Cost of giving birth makes no sense - ModernMedicine

VBAC in the News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 7:37am

Researchers: Cost of giving birth makes no sense
ModernMedicine
After adjustment for patient demographics and clinical characteristics, they found that the charge for a vaginal delivery ranged from a low of $3,296 to as much as $37,227 and for a cesarean section from $8,312 to $70,908, depending on the hospital.

Midwives from NGH who reduce potentially-risky births up for award - Northampton Chronicle & Echo

VBAC in the News - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 7:32am

Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Midwives from NGH who reduce potentially-risky births up for award
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
Out of the women who choose to have a vaginal birth after caesarean over 80 per cent will be successful, which is higher than the national average. “Women in the BAC clinic expressed a desire to hold and cuddle their baby against their skin straight ...

Having a baby? Price tag for delivery varies widely - MyFox Wausau

VBAC in the News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 7:48pm

Having a baby? Price tag for delivery varies widely
MyFox Wausau
California women were charged between $3,296 and $37,227 for an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, depending on which hospital they visited, researchers report. In addition, the investigators found that for a ... Hsia and her colleagues found that they ...

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Casper group fights to change Wyoming Medical Center birth policy - Casper Star-Tribune Online

VBAC in the News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 4:28pm

Casper group fights to change Wyoming Medical Center birth policy
Casper Star-Tribune Online
A Casper group is calling for a reversal of what members believe is an outdated Wyoming Medical Center policy discouraging women from attempting natural births after undergoing a Cesarean birth. A natural birth following a Cesarean is called a vaginal ...

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

VBAC in the News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 4:25pm

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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Casper group fights to change Wyoming Medical Center birth policy - Casper Star-Tribune Online

VBAC in the News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 12:21pm

Casper group fights to change Wyoming Medical Center birth policy
Casper Star-Tribune Online
A Casper group is calling for a reversal of what members believe is an outdated Wyoming Medical Center policy discouraging women from attempting natural births after undergoing a Cesarean birth. A natural birth following a Cesarean is called a vaginal ...

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Does Medicine Deserve Your Faith? - theTrumpet.com

VBAC in the News - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 12:01am

Does Medicine Deserve Your Faith?
theTrumpet.com
For example, he traced the common practice of preventing women from giving birth vaginally if they have had a previous cesarean to the recommendation of just one doctor. He proved that most doctors were mostly oblivious about the success rates of ...

Find a support group - GoErie.com

ICAN in the News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:06pm

Find a support group
GoErie.com
The International Cesarean Awareness Network of Erie meets the second Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:45 p.m., in Blasco Library's Admiral Room, 160 E. Front St. Call Sarah Imig at 460-7636 or e-mail her at icanoferie@yahoo.com or visit ...

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Find a support group - GoErie.com

ICAN in the News - Sun, 01/19/2014 - 11:06pm

Find a support group
GoErie.com
The International Cesarean Awareness Network of Erie meets the second Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:45 p.m., in Blasco Library's Admiral Room, 160 E. Front St. Call Sarah Imig at 460-7636 or e-mail her at icanoferie@yahoo.com or visit ...

Study Discovers Extreme Price Gap in California Hospital Delivery Costs - Growing Your Baby

VBAC in the News - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 10:16pm

Study Discovers Extreme Price Gap in California Hospital Delivery Costs
Growing Your Baby
According to lead author Dr. Renee Hsia, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of California, uncomplicated vaginal deliveries ranged anywhere from $3,296 and $37,227 in the state of California. For cesarean births, costs ...

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