Antibiotics Before Cesarean?

ACOG has issued recommendations that all women scheduled for cesareans be given antibiotics an hour beforehand and “emergent cases” should be started on antibiotics “as soon as possible.” According to Medpage Today: Although antimicrobial prophylaxis to reduce postoperative maternal infections is already common practice for C-sections, clinicians need to stop... Continue reading →

Mother-sized Activism at Work in Iowa

Have you contacted your local hospitals and OB providers yet to ask about their practices in light of ACOG’s new VBAC recommendations? Stephanie Windgardner in Sioux City, Iowa has. She shares: My [OB] office previously stated the ACOG guidelines as why I could not try for a VBAC with my... Continue reading →

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending August 8th

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 blog@ican-online.org. How is it possible the summer is flying by so fast??? The National... Continue reading →

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending July 25th

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 blog@ican-online.org. Of course, the birth blogs lit up this week with news of new... Continue reading →

ICANers in the News About VBAC

As news about the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s (ACOG) revised VBAC guidelines garner attention from press outlets like the New York Times, ICAN leaders are being sought for comment. ICAN President Desirre Andrews was quoted in WebMD Health News: The new guidelines got a favorable response from the... Continue reading →