Cesarean vs. VBAC: A dramatic Difference

I have been invited to share with you an intimate and challenging (and graphic) journey of a mother from an unexpected primary cesarean, physician decided repeat cesarean and a home water birth after those two cesareans. Before you watch it, take a deep breath and have an open mind. A box of tissues may be…

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ACOG revises labor induction guidelines

(Originally posted July 2009. Information still relevant.) ACOG released a press release today regarding a new practice bulletin revising labor induction guidelines.  Though the practice bulletin is not available on the ACOG site, a detailed review is available by Medpage today.  I hope to soon have the full copy to share. Some high points I…

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So what might a cesarean get you? More than a baby!

Having a cesarean section will likely get you a baby, but generally much more than you bargained for. Let me count the ways in no particular order: A scar that in no way makes a bikini look better. Sometimes described as a shelf or a pouch. The feeling of failure, guilt or less than deserving…

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