Of Evolution, Culture, and the Obstetrical Dilemma

This story originally appeared at Undark Magazine. By Josie Glausiusz, November 29, 2017 HARVEY KARP, THE BESTSELLING author of the “The Happiest Baby on the Block,” has some advice on his website for frazzled new parents: “Remember — your baby’s brain was so big that you had to ‘evict’ her after 9 months,... Continue reading →

Top 11 Ways to Decrease Your Risk for a Cesarean

Guest post by Dr. Poppy Daniels, OB/GYN Choose a provider/facility with a low cesarean rate – Midwives have lower cesarean rates: the Midwives Model of Care has a more holistic approach to prenatal care, familiarity and patience with longer labors, and the fact that midwives are not surgeons. Many OBs... Continue reading →

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 →