VBAC

Pushing Through: A Tale of Homebirth After Cesarean

Devastated by an unnecessary c-section, the author finds peace with her second birth: an unhurried home waterbirth attended by a midwife and doula.

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There and VBAC Again

The author describes her journey from expected repeat c-section to joyous VBAC.

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VBAC and Choice: Many Questions and a Few Answers

When I agreed to have a cesarean, was I really making a choice? First of all, I, the chooser, was not truly informed; second, my doctor lied to me. Third, my insurance company limited my choices in many ways. Read more…. VBAC and Choice: Many Questions and a Few Answers

Misoprostol: More on the dangers of Cytotec

Of 170 women given misoprostol (Cytotec) for induction with VBAC, eight have lost their uterus and two lost a baby as well, according to the combined data of two articles published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Read more…. Misoprostol: More on the dangers of Cytotec

Misoprostol (Cytotec) for Labor Induction: A Cautionary Tale

The experimental use of misoprostol (Cytotec) to induce labor is putting an increasing number of pregnant women at risk without their knowledge or consent. Cytotec, a cheap prescription drug for ulcers, is not FDA approved for labor induction and has been linked to uterine rupture and fetal tachycardia. Read more…. Misoprostol (Cytotec) for Labor Induction: A Cautionary Tale

Gracious Births

Midwives try to convey these simple truths: Birth is not a clinical exercise. It is not a medical procedure. In nearly every instance, it should not be major surgery. Nor should it even routinely include minor surgery. Read more…. Gracious Births