Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending February 28th

Your weekly one-stop for highlights from the birth blogosphere. Visit weekly for the latest on childbirth, especially related to cesarean prevention, recovery, and VBAC. To nominate a blog post to be featured here, email me at

Hey birth bloggers! Don’t forget to submit an entry in our first-ever blog carnival. Details here. And now for this week’s best:

Midwives of all stripes are under fire across the country. Kathy at Woman to Woman Childbirth Education shares this joyful news of defeated legislation to ban Certified Professional Midwives in Mississippi. In California, Ina May Gaskin weighs in on Dr. Fishbein’s blog on the removal of privileges for CNMs at St. John’s Pleasant Valley hospital.

In a follow-up to her inspiring VBA3C story last week, Danielle at Informed Parenting links to a great Midwifery Today article on where the rule of 10 centimeters dilation before pushing came from. Speaking of inspiring VBA3Cs, Nurturing Hearts Birth Services posted Nicki’s triumphant birth story (ok, it was posted last week, but it needs to be shared!). While we’re on the topic of VBAC, don’t miss The Feminist Breeder‘s tips on how to have a better VBAC and Birthing Beautiful Ideascautionary tale on why knowing the facts about VBAC are essential.


  1. Stephanie February 28, 2010 9:39 pm  Reply

    Your latest post on blog posts put our name down as Nursing Hearts Birth Services…
    that is close – but, unfortunately, inaccurate. We are actually Nurturing Hearts Birth services…

    although we love your site and appreciate the mention!!

  2. blog February 28, 2010 9:45 pm  Reply

    Fixed it! Thanks for letting me know about the error.

  3. Kelly March 1, 2010 4:21 am  Reply

    Gretchen, thank you for your support on my journey to a successful VBAC. I’ve found your blog so helpful! You helped plant the original seed of the idea to start a chapter in my area (via a comment on Nursing Birth)! So glad to start ICAN of Northeast Iowa!

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