Re: ACOG revises VBAC guidelines!
I hope so too. I think women need to stop putting their pregnancies and births in the hands of surgeons, women are the voice of change ultimately, it is in our hands. It is the reason I never went back to a surgeon to do such a simple job of birthing a baby, I stayed home.
Originally Posted by musicalisa
I hear you, mama. It's my hope that their recommendation will change the way that OBs (and even midwives who are dependent on OBs for backup care) view VBAC. I agree with you that the root of the problem is that the birth establishment views the birthing woman as a ticking time bomb, but perhaps these guidelines will relax the absurd shackles that have been put on so many women unnecessarily. The stories of women coerced into cesareans really haunt me. Here's hoping for less of that!
Annabelle Mom to Makaley 19, Arden 19, Anniston 18, Taegan 15,Balen 13,Kellen 11, Ellery 9,Innish 7,Eiley 5, Finnian 4, and Esca 2, and Isolde 1/16/2014, 10th hbac, 9th uc.