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Here is my story about all 6 of my births. From birth centre to Caesarean an to my journey to Vbac and homebirth for my 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th children.
I will share my stories, my insights and my top tips for you.
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A C-section is a birthing intervention that has saved countless lives, both mothers and babies. However, C-section rates have gotten so high in the U.S. that many groups are calling for a reduction. The World Health Organization estimates that that the C-section rate should not be higher than 10-15% for optimal health outcomes, though the U.S. has a national C-section rate of over 30%, with some birthing hospitals at 40-50%.
The death rate is more than three times higher in mothers who undergo C-sections than in those who deliver vaginally, according to the new report, issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The risks to women increase sharply with each additional C-section, says study co-author Aaron Caughey, a professor at Oregon Health and Science University. (Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/19/reducing-cesarean-sections/5608139/).
Often, once a woman has received one C-section, she continues to birth this way for subsequent births, though many times a vaginal birth after C-section, or VBAC, is an option. Tune in to hear Christy Cortez share why you may want to consider a VBAC for the health of your baby as well as your own.
LaQuitha Glass became involved with ICAN in 2012 after VBACing her second child when her first was born via scheduled cesarean due to breech presentation. This inspired her to help other mothers find alternative options to repeat cesareans by helping to co-found the ICAN of Evansville chapter located in Indiana. Before joining the Board for ICAN, she volunteered at the national level to help coordinate both the Educational and Support Webinars offered through the organization to subscribing members, and she currently serves in the role of Project Coordinator to help coordinate and plan various projects for ICAN nationally. When not volunteering for ICAN, LaQuitha homeschools her children. She enjoys traveling, reading a good book, and writing in her free time.
My guest tonight is Tamara Tait. We will be talking about VBACS and the VBAC Summit and what you need to know about your choices and rights.
Trained as a midwife and marriage and family therapist Tamara has a varied background in women’s reproductive health activism and has been working in maternal, infant and child health for the last seven years. Tamara has a deep interest in the sustainability of the midwifery profession and politics as it relates to birth. Currently pursuing a Phd in Family Therapy, her research interests focus on exploring mental health issues that are pervasive during the childbearing year particularly the experience of postpartum depression, post traumatic stress associated with birth and perinatal bereavement. Tamara serves as the Southeast representative on the board of the Midwives Alliance of North America, is the current president of Florida Friends of Midwives, founder of The Monarch Collective and the owner of The Gathering Place in Miami, Florida.
TFB recaps Day 1 of the National Institute of Health's conference on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) with special guests Debra Bingham, DrPH, RH, LCCE & President-Elect for Lamaze International, and Amy Romano, MSN, CNM, who runs the Science & Sensibility blog for Lamaze International.
Bronwyn, an LDS mother of 4 children, converses with host, Susan Fierro-Baig, about the placental abruption she experienced during her third pregnancy, the emergency cesarean section that followed, the emotional trauma that ensued, and how she overcame the trauma through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Bronwyn also shares her victory over the vertical scar which makes a VBAC even more challenging and her son's miraculous recovery after being born premature at 26 weeks.
Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys of connecting with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.
Since 2001, WeeHands has been an industry-leading children's sign language and language development program delivered through interactive, fun classes, as well as a line of tailored products. In 2014, WeeHands became part of Morneau Shepell’s Children's Support Solutions, an organization that provides health-centered and educational services to children with differences to help them reach their potential.
This week, Sara will chat with Juliea Paige, co-founder of Crowning Lotus Doula Services, about labour support, doulas and connecting with your community. The Crowning Lotus mission is to help parents enjoy and celebrate their journey into parenthood by providing complete physical, emotional and educational support to pre and postnatal women.
Join Danielle and skilled Obstetrician and natural birth advocate Dr. Stuart Fischbein for an hour long discussion on cesarean sections, VBAC and VBAC access, and the current maternity care system.
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