Register for the ICAN Conference!

Registration for ICAN’s 2011 conference is now OPEN at http://conference.ican-online.org/registration.htm Join us in St. Louis, MO for ICAN’s Gateway to a Better Birth conference, April 8-10, 2011.  Early Bird Registration is only $99 for a limited time! Speakers include Henci Goer, Pam England, Isa Herrera and Dr. George Macones. This... Continue reading →

Cesarean Rate Reaches (Another) Record High

32.9% of Births Resulting In Major Abdominal Surgery; 13th Consecutive Year to Show Increase Redondo Beach, CA, December 21, 2010 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate hit another record high in 2009, with a preliminary rate of... Continue reading →

Rise of unnecessary cesareans

MyHealthNewsDaily recently reported on the rising rate of cesareans, especially among first-time mothers. “The most concerning problem is the high rate in first-time mothers,” said Dr. Jun Zhang, a medical researcher at the National Institutes of Health and co-author of a new report on cesarean delivery practices. In his study,... Continue reading →

Not too posh, but still pushed

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has been making headlines in TIME and Salon, among other outlets. Headlines herald the findings as proof that women are “not too posh to push” and can’t be blamed for the rising cesarean rate. Instead, women are having cesareans for “medical... Continue reading →