Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher
I think B&B is a good general forum that serves the purpose well. A section in the resources subforum might be good for specific points to info and resources as weell as existing threads about cesarean experience and advice.
Well, I think that a subforum inside the VBAC subforum would still be a good idea, given that there seems to be some interest here (and probably more from people who haven't posted or didn't see this thread--personally I never read this forum, only those directly related to my interests, so I imagine there's even more interest, esp. among the VBAC mamas...). I think it's also important that newcomers to the site have a place to look for specific, real-world info on how and why to avoid having a c/sec in the first place. I also think that post-cesarean issues and the hope of VBAC is probably one of the specific things that can draw newcomers to the MDC forums. It is the one place where people will truly understand why some mamas feel guilty, or depressed, or traumatized over having had a c/sec; and it's the one place where people will understand why they don't just have another one without the increasingly difficult process of trying a VBAC.
However, if the mods and admins don't want to start a new subforum, perhaps an archive of past c/sec threads could be made inside the VBAC subforum? (Or even in Birth & Beyond, or wherever!) Just so we could sift through the info that's already been posted here, at least. I still get frustrated with the huge "c-sec support" threads, though, because they contain so many different topics. If you're searching for specific info, the answer might be there but you have to read the entire thread to find out. Few of us have that kind of time! But at least it would be better than no area specifically designated for that, because c/sec threads end up in "I'm Pregnant", "Birth & Beyond", "VBAC" and even sometimes forums like the midwife/doula area or the Homebirth forum!
The point is, we need to make the valuable experiences of women here, easily available to women who need them. There's got to be a way to make it easier!