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Last week’s big event was the National Institutes of Health VBAC consensus meetings. Many in the blogosphere and the press have commented on the results. Read ICAN’s official response on the draft consensus statement and read (or re-read) last week’s VBAC blog carnival. Also, check out Stand and Deliver and BirthAction Blog for links to many of the other birth blogger reactions and media pieces covering the event.
Also this week, Gloria Lemay posted an astounding piece on Cruelty in Maternity Wards – from an article in Ladies Home Journal in 1958 to today. The Navelgazing Midwife shared some moving reflections on processing a CBAC (cesarean birth after cesarean) with one of her clients and ICAN’s own Desirre Andrews guest-blogged on Childbirth Today with tips on making a plan for if a cesarean is necessary.