Scare tactics & women of size in childbirth

The New York Times recently published an article titled “Growing Obesity Increases Perils of Childbirth.” The article’s lead states: As Americans have grown fatter over the last generation, inviting more heart disease, diabetes and premature deaths, all that extra weight has also become a burden in the maternity ward, where... Continue reading →

Dr. Friedman on "The peril of multiple c-sections"

Dr. Alex Friedman from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania published an article in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer detailing his own experience with the serious risks of multiple cesareans: The worst surgical case of my residency came when we delivered my patient’s baby by cesarean – her ninth cesarean birth.... Continue reading →

Best of the Birth Blogs – Memorial Day Edition

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 Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Memorial Day weekend (in the U.S.)! Two... Continue reading →

Erin's Cesarean

Erin sent in this birth story to share. Would you like to have yours posted here? Send it to: If you are looking for more birth stories, click here. I had a perfect pregnancy.  I had no heartburn, no hemorrhoids, no morning sickness, no back pain, nothing. I sailed... Continue reading →

CAM Birth Story #18: Dana's Cesarean

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month 2010, we will be filling the blogosphere with stories from real women (and their families) who know first-hand the consequences of a 32% cesarean rate. Each day we will post at least one birth story submitted by these women. Prepare to be moved (hint:... Continue reading →