By Jessica TidermanMy assignment was to choose one article that you disagree with or feel contains information that might be harmful, inaccurate, controversial or unnecessarily frightening for pregnant women. It sort of turned into a rant. 😉 Article: A VBAC Primer: Technical Issues for Midwives By Heidi Rinehart, MD http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/vbacprimer.asp The first problem that I… Continue reading A Critique of A VBAC Primer
By Katie Perez After a Special Scar cesarean, it can be a challenge for the woman to grapple with what has just happened to her. She may feel betrayed, violated, angry, or even lucky, and just thankful her baby is alive. The Special Scar cesarean is almost always coupled with this phrase: “You can never… Continue reading Finding a Care Provider After a Special Scar
Collected by Jessica Tiderman I asked the women who are on the Special Scars ~ Special Women Facebook group to tell me in 50 words or less why they wanted to VBAC. Some of them had a hard time with the 50 words or less part, but this is what they had to say. Rowen… Continue reading Why VBAC after a Special Scar?
By Bronwyn Fackrell, M.S. Here at Special Scars, we are frequently asked about the safety of pregnancy and vaginal birth with various types of uterine scars. Often times, care providers give one set of numbers and another set can be found in medical research literature, not to mention the countless anecdotes, both positive and negative.… Continue reading Statistics in Decision Making
By Katie Perez When planning my VBA3C (with inverted T), I knew there was a huge road with lots of obstacles and mountains ahead. I began with research, reading everything I could. I wanted to know what people did who had successful VBACs, knowing I would need to do everything I could to set myself… Continue reading What Does It Take?
By Jessica Tiderman These are the things that I went over (and over and over) with my midwives, my husband and in my own mind. Please use this list as suggestions ONLY, you are the only one who can decide if attempting a VBAC is safe for you and your baby. Certainly use this list… Continue reading Things to Consider Before Attempting a VBAC with a Special Scar