Thinking about VBAC versus a repeat c-section was never a decision I took lightly. But the conclusion I reached is definitely the right choice for me.
Having a baby still after a miscarriage still feels so unreal to me that having the decision about whether to undergo a scheduled c-section or attempt a V-BAC is itself surprising.
A coalition is challenging a VABC ban by Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, charging among other things that it is intervening in the activities of licensed providers and overriding “informed consent” standards.
This Wednesday, Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration is expected to permanently ban Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) in the state’s birth centers. Legal challenges are already in the works.
Pregnant women in the U.S. have a greater risk of dying from pregnancy or childbirth related complications than women in 40 other countries around the world. It’s past time to fix this.
The National Institutes of Health convened a conference to discuss a hotly debated topic–vaginal birth after cesarean section. Feminists are working to ensure that the voices of mothers are heard.
The accessibility and safety of VBACs or vaginal birth after cesarean section have become issues of controversy for pregnant women and a cause for birth and reproductive justice advocates. Now an independent panel has concluded that, in fact, VBACs should be more accessible – in most circumstances.
But her experience did not start wanting to have a birth at home with
the possibility of no medical professional there for her.
Maternity care is big business in the U.S…$86 billion big. With that kind of investment, you’d think women and their newborn babes in this country would be entering the postpartum recovery period universally healthy and happy. Not so.
More and more women are being refused the right to give birth on their own terms as more and more hospitals ban women from VBACs. Choice means that a woman must have the freedom and support to compare the risks of VBAC and the risks of cesarean surgery.