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 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 Of course, the birth blogs lit up this week with news of new... Continue reading →

Mother-Sized Activism: Bring Back VBAC

While ACOG’s new Practice Bulletin with VBAC guidelines is a step in the right direction, there is still a lot of work to be done to reverse the over decade long trend of rising cesarean rates and declining VBAC support.  Here are some things you can do to help facilitate... 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 →

ICAN Responds to New ACOG Guidelines on VBAC

For Immediate Release Vaginal Birth After Cesarean is a Safe and Reasonable Option for Most Women Redondo Beach, CA, July 21, 2010 – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released updated Practice Guidelines for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) today. ACOG states that VBAC is a safe and... Continue reading →