VBAC Information

CDC Report: C-Section Rates in the US are the Highest Ever!

C-section rates rose 6%; VBAC rate fell 13%; Percentage of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies on the rise. You may also find the following article at it’s original source: the CDC website www.cdc.gov Preliminary Births for 2004: Infant and Maternal Health by Joyce A. Martin, M.P.H.; Brady E. Hamilton, Ph.D.; Fay Menacker, Ph.D.; Paul D. Sutton, Ph.D.; and T.J. Mathews, M.S., Division of Vital Statistics This report from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics summarizes selected 2004 preliminary maternal…

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American Academy of Family Physicians Support VBAC

The following message is from the Grassroots Network News Grassroots Network Message 508022 Family Physicians VBAC recommendations   The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently published new recommendations regarding vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), which differ significantly from the current recommendations of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The full text of the AAFP policy document can be found at: http://www.annfammed.org/cgi/data/3/4/378/DC1/1 Some of the most notable highlights are: “TOLAC [Trial of Labor After Caesarian] should not be…

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