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A Critique of A VBAC Primer

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

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Finding a Care Provider After a Special Scar

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

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Statistics in Decision Making

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

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Things to Consider Before Attempting a VBAC with a Special Scar

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