Well-Rounded Mama has an excellent and thoughtful post on the importance of one little word — that word being the change in ACOG’s guidelines in 1999 concerning VBACs, which changed from suggesting that doctors be “readily available” to being “immediately available.” Go read the article, pass it along to your friends, blog about it, etc. Even if you have not had a C-section yet (hey, neither have I!), read this article, because you never know when you will be faced with the knife, and then be forced into subsequent C-sections from then on, for no evidence-based reason! Besides, even if it doesn’t affect you personally, it probably affects several of your friends; and the climate that allows a VBAC ban is not a beneficial attitude for any birth-related practices.
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