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post #1 of 4
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Hi ladies,
Please, read the following articles concerning what's happening in my city and region.
They are banning HBAC. We are slowly rallying together and trying to find a way to overturn this ludicrous ban. we have a petition set up, and are trying to gain publicity and support...
not sure if there is the appropriate space to post this...

 

http://www.ckom.com/story/home-birth-after-caesarean-no-longer-option-saskatoon-mothers/114394

http://globalnews.ca/news/630500/no-more-midwife-support-for-home-birth-after-caesarean/

please help the women of Saskatoon. Our C-section rate is about 25%... we are literally regressing into the dark ages over here.

and if you feel led to sign:
https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/saskatoon-health-region-remove-ban-on-midwife-support-for-home-birth-after-caesarean-hbac

 

post #2 of 4

How are the options for hospital VBAC in your area? I know that I've read of a few areas in the States where women feel that their only option for VBAC is at home. I hate to think of these women with literally no options for VBAC care, especially the ones who received an unnecessary cesarean to begin with. 

post #3 of 4
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planning a hospital vbac is pretty disastrous. our city has a 25% c-section rate. Midwives (the 4 we have) are only allowed to attend vbacs in hospitals and cannot attend you laboring at home prior to that. many doctors still encourage women hoping for a vbac to get their membranes swept - not awesome counsel. Maternal health care seems to be regressing in our city for the sake of insurance premiums, and it is causing many women to seek alternatives they are not prepared for or comfortable with (not everyone is comfortable with UBAC - and this will be the only alternative left to women.

 

post #4 of 4

Signed your petition.

 

Though it's too high, a 25% C-section rate is well below the US average (32.8 last time I checked).

 

This is an interesting chart:

 

http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10554

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