Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending December 27th

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

The Unnecessarian – Do You Suffer From Physician VBAC Hysteria? Quite a ruckus in the blogosphere this week as Joy Szabo’s VBAC battle continues to stir opinions. You may also wish to read this post and comments at Academic OB/GYN as well as this follow-up at Mom’s Tinfoil Hat.

Science and Sensibility – Childbirth Literacy: What We are Up Against: As always, incisive thoughts from Amy Romano on the need for better childbirth education in the U.S. Also, check out RH Reality Check’s review of Laboring Under An Illusion, including an  interview with the filmmaker.

Woman to Woman Childbirth Education – Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve: A great reminder from Kathy that words can hurt. Also a great plug for taking the Birth Survey.

Birth Sense – Your OB or Midwife Still Does WHAT? “No one had to teach you how to have a bowel movement. No one needs to teach you how to push.” Janelle continues this awesome series…

Birth Activist – Cesarean Recovery: Some thoughts from Danielle on the many facets of healing from cesarean birth (with some help from ICAN’s Recovering from a Cesarean white paper).


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  2. Diana J. December 27, 2009 10:10 pm  Reply

    Hi! Just started reading the ICAN blog and love it! It’s great also to see the “Best of” series. Hopefully I’ll write an entry worthy of this column sometime! Thanks for the great blog!

  3. MomTFH December 27, 2009 10:55 pm  Reply

    Thanks for linking to me! I see I’m in good company.

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