Cesarean Rate Reaches (Another) Record High

32.9% of Births Resulting In Major Abdominal Surgery; 13th Consecutive Year to Show Increase Redondo Beach, CA, December 21, 2010 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate hit another record high in 2009, with a preliminary rate of... 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 →

Cesarean Rate Jumps Again To Record High: 32.3%

For Immediate Release Cesarean Rate Jumps Again To Record High; 32.3% of Births Resulting In Major Abdominal Surgery 12th Consecutive Year to Show Increase Redondo Beach, CA, April 6, 2010 – The National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate hit another record high in 2008 with... Continue reading →

National Institutes of Heath Releases Statement on VBAC

Access to VBAC is Limited by Non-Medical Factors and is Safe for Most Women REDONDO BEACH, CA, March 11, 2010.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) finished the Conference on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) March 8th-10th, 2010, evaluating issues surrounding VBAC and seeking to quantify why VBAC rates have... Continue reading →