The Trouble With Repeat Cesareans

Woo-hoo!!! Finally! An article — in Time magazine, no less — that highlights the burgeoning number of women who are being forced to undergo “elective” repeat C-sections, since they are not allowed to attempt a vaginal birth.

While I had some quibbles with the wording of the article (doctors don’t perform VBACs — the mothers do!! Doctors perform C-sections! They attend vaginal births), it was an excellent and timely article.


2 Responses

  1. I love how the article points out, “patients and doctors need to be as aware of the risks of multiple cesareans as they are of those of VBACs.”

    This article is very informative and highlights the Catch 22’s of birth that will be discussed at the Controversies in Childbirth Conference.

    The president of ICAN, Pam Udy, will actually be on a panel to discuss cesareans at this conference.

    In the conference seminar, “Is There Any Benefit to Low C-Section Rates?” all sides of the cesarean debate will be presented. Dr. Fishbein MD FACOG, (Anti-Cesarean OB); Marra S. Francis MD (Pro-Cesarean OB); Pauline McDonagh Hull, Editor of; Pam Udy, President, ICAN

  2. Thanks for reminding me about this conference — I’ve heard of it, of course, but it’s been so long ago that it slipped my mind. I’ll do a post about it to remind my readers, in case any of them want to attend and are able to go to Dallas-Fort Worth.

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