ICAN – Shielding women from the truth since the 80’s

ICAN – The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary caesareans through education, providing support for caesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC). You all know I am very much pro VBAC, I fully support a womans right to a vaginal birth after caesarean.…

Annas Uterine Rupture Story

Annas story broke my heart when I read it. Hers and many other womens stories are also on Naval Gazing Midwifes blog. If you would like to read her blog you can do so at this link: http://navelgazingmidwife.squarespace.com/navelgazing-midwife-blog/2014/4/7/annas-uterine-rupture-story.html It is so important to spread awareness of the true dangers of HBAC. Home Birth after a Caesarean…

UK GBS Testing – Why do we not test ALL pregnant women?

My last post if you read it was in regards to GBS (Group B Strep) Which a lot of women carry and can unknowingly pass onto their babies during childbirth. If GBS is passed onto the baby during childbirth then the consequences can be very severe resulting in Neonatal Sepsis a potentially fatal condition that…