ICAN Addresses ACOG Practice Bulletin 184: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery

  We, the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), would like to address the recent publication of Practice Bulletin 184 from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), titled: “Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery”. ICAN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans... Continue reading →

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 →