Tag Archives: vbac
Booby Traps Series: VBAC is a breastfeeding issue. Lack of access to VBAC is a Booby Trap for millions of moms.
The Listening to Mothers III survey, published by Childbirth Connection this month, contained a set of sobering statistics. This survey found that, while moms’ interest in VBAC is increasing (from 45% to 48%), “the proportion of women with a prior … Continue reading
Science You Can Use: Cesarean birth without labor associated with breastfeeding problems, say two new studies.
Two studies out this year are have reached a troubling conclusion: cesarean births without labor are associated with breastfeeding difficulty. This is troubling because for many women a planned cesarean is their only in-hospital birthing “option.” More on that in … Continue reading
This is the 12th in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. According to the CDC, the cesarean birth rate in the U.S. is at an all-time high. It increased … Continue reading
Following up on last week’s post on the Booby Trap of an early elective birth, we asked Jennifer Block, author of Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care, to answer some questions on this topic. Pushed shines … Continue reading