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

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Last revised on 05/28/2013

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

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Last revised on 08/22/2012

Booby Traps Series: The c-section rate is at a record high. What does that mean for breastfeeding?

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

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Last revised on 07/12/2011

The author of “Pushed” on Early Elective Births

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

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Last revised on 06/21/2011