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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The “best of” blog will be on hiatus next week due to a family vacation without (gasp!) internet access.
Don’t miss the sixth (and final) Healthy Birth Blog Carnival: MotherBaby Edition posted on Giving Birth With Confidence. This carnival focuses on keeping moms and babies together immediately after birth and features several posts that deal with the issue of skin-to-skin contact after cesarean birth.
Given that today is Father’s Day in the U.S., we loved this post from Cesarean Parent’s Blog on dads and birth, which touches on several important topics, including dads in the OR.
Enjoy Birth Blog linked to this story of a doula’s VBA3C.
Finally, ACOG was the focus of much discussion the blogosphere this week, including a post on Our Bodies Ourselves outlining how two articles in the latest issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ACOG’s flagship journal, provide some hope for change in their VBAC guidelines. On the flip-side, several bloggers pointed out ACOG’s attempts to blog access to midwives in New York, including Jennifer Block and Stand and Deliver.