New study shows no difference in neonatal mortality for vaginal delivery of early preterm vertex babies versus cesarean deliveries

A new study released in ACOG’S reports showed no increased neonatal mortality for vaginally delivered preterm infants who were in the vertex position at the time of delivery. Additionally, 84% of the 79% of women who attempted a vaginal delivery were successful. The abstract as well as links to the... Continue reading →

Monthly Research Review

By Karen Troy VBACResearchposts@gmail.com Co-Leader, ICAN of Chicago Welcome to the first monthly installment of our new blog feature – VBAC Literature Update.  Each month I will provide a list of new peer reviewed literature that has been published with the past 30 days on the topic of VBAC.  I... Continue reading →

New Feature on the Blog!

We are very excited to tell you about a new feature we think you’ll find really useful on the Blog! Karen Troy, Co-Leader of ICAN Chicago, will be guest posting monthly, reporting on the latest published and peer-reviewed literature on VBAC.  She will also be including some of her own... Continue reading →

More evidence that less is more

Evidence continues to mount that increased use of interventions in childbirth, such as induction and cesarean, are not necessarily beneficial to mothers OR babies. In a study published this month in the Journal Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, researchers found no evidence that higher rates of cesarean benefit babies. According to... Continue reading →

Rise of unnecessary cesareans

MyHealthNewsDaily recently reported on the rising rate of cesareans, especially among first-time mothers. “The most concerning problem is the high rate in first-time mothers,” said Dr. Jun Zhang, a medical researcher at the National Institutes of Health and co-author of a new report on cesarean delivery practices. In his study,... Continue reading →