Tag Archives: ICAN

Cesarean Awareness (Birthrights: The Risk of Choice)

AlJazeera English has created an excellent and concise documentary on the issue of the overuse of cesarean surgery in the United States.  I watched it last night after seeing it linked to The Unnecesarean’s Facebook page.  Today, I share it … Continue reading

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Writing a Birth Plan

Writing your birth plan can be one of the highlights of the final months of your pregnancy.  It can give to time to dream, work through fears, and discuss your hopes with your maternity care provider.  It is important to … Continue reading

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Fear of Childbirth – Part III

Overcoming Fear There is a secret in our culture, and it is not that childbirth is painful.  It’s that women are strong. -Lisa Stavoe Harm In this third post of my series on the Fear of Childbirth, I want to … Continue reading

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Spreading the News

I was so excited to see that the Cesarean Awareness Radio Documentary was reviewed and also mentioned on the blogs of ICAN and Citizens for Midwifery.  It is a great honor to have been mentioned there. 🙂 International Cesarean Awareness … Continue reading

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Some Nice Revisions from ACOG!

Many times in my research and interviews I have come across the truth that part of the limitations on the availability of VBAC to women who have had cesarean is not because the option is not a safe one, but … Continue reading

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The Reality of C-Section

C-section is a life saving procedure when used for medical necessity in situations where the risks outweigh the benefits.  While some women are thankful for the procedure and what it did to help them and their babies, the reality is … Continue reading

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Avoiding Cesarean or Planning VBAC (It’s mostly the same thing! :) )

I would like to start this piece off with a quote that I gleaned from Talk Birth.  Thank you Molly. 🙂 Labor is like mothering: you prepare and do the best you can, but finally, most of it is out … Continue reading

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