ICAN Response to CDC's Release of 2010 Birth Statistics

Contacts: Desirre Andrews, 719-331-1292, president@ican-online.org Gretchen Humphries, 517-745-7297, advocacy@ican-online.org For Immediate Release Cesarean Rate Nearly Static at 32.8% Redondo Beach, CA, November 23, 2011 – The National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate in 2010 has slightly dipped to an overall rate of 32.8 percent, down from 32.9... Continue reading →

Campaign in many Michigan hospitals aims to reduce number of unnecessary cesarean sections

The Detroit Free Press released an article online this week about a project seeking to reduce the number of medically unnecessary cesareans in Michigan hospitals.  Although results are still preliminary, hospitals are reporting better Apgar scores and fewer newborns requiring special care after birth.  Dr.  Charles Cash, Obstetrics Director at... Continue reading →

Wrapping up CBAC Week

It’s been a really great week here on the Blog, and I hope everyone enjoyed all of the birth stories and posts this week.  Reflecting on the past week, what was your favorite post?  Did reading about other CBAC experiences help you process your own CBAC?  While all of us... Continue reading →

Rebecca's CBAC Story

On June 3, 2009 at 5:12 am Aaron Wilson Quintana was born via CBA5C. The following is my recollection of how my labor and birth proceeded.  In places I have inserted the view points of my doula (offset in bold). My labor started (ON IT’S OWN!! woohoo) around 3:30 am... Continue reading →