A Newsweek article points to a systematic review (a study of studies) finding that doctors perform cesareans in the belief that it will protect them from being sued, but that isn’t the half [...]
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) Practice Bulletin, its first in seven years. The previous version came [...]
You might be thinking this is a silly question because every competent adult has the right to make decisions about their medical care, but, in fact, doctors, hospital administrators, and lawyers [...]
UPI has published an article on the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) data analysis, “Perspectives on risk: Assessment of risk profiles and outcomes among women planning community birth [...]
A study in the most recent issue of Birth provides eye-opening illumination on non-medical reasons for high cesarean rates (Kennedy 2016). Investigators at Yale’s med-school affiliated hospital [...]
Parts 2 and 3 of the Science & Sensibility series are “The Forgotten Mothers,” and “Supporting the Mothers.” Check out the International Cesarean Awareness Network website for additional [...]
Science and Sensibility is running a 3-part series on supporting women who plan VBAC but have repeat cesareans. “Part 1: A Unique Grief” was published last week.
Science & Sensibility recently published an interview with Melissa Cheyney, one of the authors of the forthcoming “Planned home VBAC in the United States, 2004-2009: outcomes, maternity [...]