Few local doctors will do VBACs (vaginal birth after a c-section). An article in this week’s Time magazine, “The Trouble With Repeat Cesareans,” shows how the choice to give birth vaginally isn’t even there for an increasingly number of women. C-section is the only apparent option. Read the article here.
Back in September 2008, Ledger-Enquirer columnist, Annie Addington wrote a great series of articles that investigated the rising Caesarean section rates here and across the country. She examined the pros and cons of having a caesarean versus a VBAC – or vaginal birth after Caesarean. Plus, she looked at what’s driving the rising trend toward Caesareans and what some women are doing about it.
For Annie’s article, “Knowledge can help beat the odds of Caesarean,” click here.
For her article, “Local, national rate of Caesareans rising,” click here.
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