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“Immediately Available”

Please check out this wonderful post by The Well-Rounded Mama, speaking to the VBAC ban by both hospitals and OB practices all around the country! I think she hit the nail right on the head! What do you think?


Check out the comments behind the VBAC Ban data

If you followed the link in a previous post, to the ICAN VBAC Ban database, you could see the VBAC status of all the hospitals in the US, listed by state. Most interesting, is the comments that you can read when you click on a particular hospital. WOW! When a hospital was listed as “allowing” VBACs, the next question was “Do you allow VBAMC?” The responses are listed there.

Another great thing about this database, is that readers can provide updated information and comments on each and every hospital. If you have something to add, please go do it! This will only make this database more accurate and powerful to all women in search of their next VBAC!

The Rest of the Story…follow up to “The Trouble With Repeat Cesareans”

There is yet one more piece to the story that recently ran in TIME Magazine. The author Pamela Paul shared her own VBAC experience and the back of the story in The Huffington Post: Childbirth without Choice . As a result of her personal challenges to have a VBAC in a supposedly VBAC-supportive hospital, Pamela recognized that this was an issue that needed to be addressed. The recent TIME piece has gotten lots of coverage, and lots of people talking. That is a good thing!

More on VBAC Bans nationwide

As a follow up to yesterday’s post on the TIME magazine article The Trouble with Repeat Cesareans,  here is a link to the data collected from ICAN on VBAC bans across the country.

ICAN’s 2009 Survey on VBAC Bans

I noticed that one of our local hospitals contained incorrect data (Swedish Medical Center stated allowed, but there are two campuses, and VBACs are not allowed at Ballard) and have emailed ICAN, who will be making the correction shortly.

And, should you be denied a VBAC at your hospital of choice, here is some more information about what you can do!

What you can do if you are denied a VBAC chance