Category Archives: Prevention

What to do if your hospital denies your right to VBAC

My Hospital Is Not Allowing VBAC My hospital is currently not allowing VBAC and forcing me to have a cesarean. What are my options? 1. Contact ICAN with the name and city/state of the denying hospital, along with the name … Continue reading

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October is Accreta Awareness Month

During the month of October, ICAN will be focused on bringing awareness to the condition of placenta accreta, when the placenta attaches too deeply into the uterine wall. This condition carries a 7% mortality risk to the mom due to … Continue reading

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Laboring on the Monitors

There has been a lot of discussion at our recent meetings regarding continuous electronic fetal monitoring (cEFM) – which doctors/hospitals require it for VBAC, which don’t, and if there is access to telemetry. This post from ICAN of Atlanta was … Continue reading

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