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#1 of 22 Old 06-21-2004, 04:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I wanted to put these websites out there, so hopefully they will help
someone searching for info. but not knowing where to find it! Everyone else please feel free to add any websites you may have also!


Finding a Doula or Midwife:

http://www.birthpartners.com/
www.doula.com
www.ACNM.org - Nurse Midwives
www.cfmidwifery.org - Citizens For Midwifery
http://www.childbirthprofessional.com/ - CAPPA
http://www.birthingfromwithin.com/
http://ca.geocities.com/volunteerdoulas/ - International Volunteer Doulas
www.DONA.org - Doulas of North America
www.doulaworld.com
http://www.birthlove.com/anti-vbac.html - VBAC Hostile and Friendly Hospitals & Midwives
http://www.socalbirth.org/resource/question.htm - Questions to Ask Possible Birth Attendant

Websites on the Safety of VBAC:

http://www.parentsplace.com/expert/b...0547-1,00.html - A closer look at the 2002 JAMA study
http://www.ahcpr.gov/clinic/epcsums/vbacsum.htm
http://www.childbirth.org/section/resVBAC.html
http://www.storknet.com/cubbies/vbac/4studies.htm - Summary of the 4 largest VBAC/Cesarean Studies
http://www.vbac.com/uterine.html - Info on uterine rupture

Finding Your Own Studies:

www.pubmed.com
www.medscape.com

After the Cesarean:

http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/C...ercesarean.htm - Nursing after a cesarean
http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/C...h%20Experience - Emotional Recovery from a Cesarean
http://birthrites.edsite.com.au/ - Birthrites - Healing After A Cesarean
http://www.ican-online.org/about/chapters.php - ICAN chapters around the USA

General Info. About Cesareans and VBACs:

www.VBAC.com
http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/icanvbac.html - Midwives Archives (ICAN/VBAC/CSEC)
www.ican-online.org - Int'l Cesarean Awareness Network
www.midwiferytoday.com
www.birthlove.com/free/safe.html - Birthlove - VBAC is Safe!
www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/
http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/C...after_2_cs.htm - VBAC after 2 or more cesareans

Planning Your VBAC:

http://www.motherstuff.com/html/midwife-cesarean.html - cesarean info in the interest of prevention
http://www.naturalchildbirth.org/nat...exercise01.htm - uterine exercise for a thin uterus
http://members.aol.com/MthrluvOK/labortim.html - Pain in Labor Doesnt Have to be Intolerable
http://www.midwifeinfo.com/topic-epidurals.php - Risks of Epidurals
www.unhinderedliving.com/childbirth.html - Online Childbirth Class
http://www.vbac.com/benefits/whyconsider.html - Why Consider A VBAC?
www.childbirth.org/section/VBAC.html - VBAC checklist
http://www.ican-online.org/resources..._checklist.htm - another checklist from ICAN
http://www.ican-online.org/resources..._checklist.htm - Things You Can Do to Avoid an Unnecessary Cesarean
http://www.ican-online.org/resources.../wp_pharma.htm - VBAC and Induction: Help or Hindrance?
http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/C...vbacindex.html - Cesarean and VBAC FAQ
http://www.naturalchildbirth.org/nat...prebirth09.htm - Preventing A Herpes Flareup
http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/herpes.html - more about herpes and birth
http://www.naturalchildbirth.org/nat...or/labor03.htm - Perineal Tear Prevention
http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/...rotection.html - Avoiding Tears
http://midwifeinfo.com/topic-episiotomy.php - Get through Childbirth In One Piece!
http://www.ican-online.org/resources...wp_pushing.htm - Pushing positions
http://www.homebirth.org.uk/ofp.htm - Optimal Fetal Positioning
www.spinningbabies.com - Correcting your babies position
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HBAC/ - email support list for homebirth after cesarean

Random Articles:

http://www.mothering.com/11-0-0/html...tality89.shtml - Infant Mortality, VBAC and Cesarean Rates
http://www.mothering.com/11-0-0/html...4-vbac89.shtml - VBAC: Primer For Success
http://www.maternitywise.org/listeningtomothers/ - Listening to Mothers Survey
http://www.aimsusa.org/CareInNormalBirth.htm - Care In Normal Birth
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articl...er.asp?q=herb* - A VBAC Primer: Technical Issues For Midwives
http://www.radmid.demon.co.uk/csgood.htm - Planning A Good Cesarean
http://www.aafp.org/afp/990501ap/2487.html - Interpretation of the Electronic Fetal Heart Rate During Labor
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articl...nformation.asp - Assault on Normal Birth-the OB Disinformation Campaign
http://www.ican-online.org/resources...lectivecs2.htm - Elective Cesarean is Riskier than VBAC for Moms and Babies
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What a great wealth of knowledge, Lyndsey! Thank you for putting it out there.
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http://www.hencigoer.com/articles/vbac/

Research based article from Henci Goer that is a rebutal to OB's and hospitals that would deny women VBAC's.
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Thank you thank you thank you!! I am just starting to want another child and have been made to realize that I may have a hard time doing a vaginal birth since I had to have a c-section with my daughter. The birth center and some hospitals here in my area, I've just heard, won't do vbacs at all, have to do c-sections. I really really really don't want another c-section and am doing my research now before I get pregnant. What a great place to get started!!
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http://www.birthingbetter.com
The Pink Kit - vital to VBACers!

http://www.geocities.com/momcare/birth_ball.htm
Explains using a birth ball during pg and labour. Great info.

http://www.clininfo.health.nsw.gov.a.../polpro10.html
John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia – an example of typical protocols and procedures for labouring women in a hospital setting. A good introduction into exactly what various procedures in the hospital system entail. These are instructions for staff on how to perform vaginal examinations, amniotomy etc. Includes how consent is sought from the woman.

www.bonni.net/birth/index.html
This site is a collection of the thoughts, research, experiences, and opinions of the owner of this domain. It is not especially "radical" or "alternative", but it does definitely tend toward the belief that childbirth is a natural, normal physiological process and that medical interventions, while sometimes necessary, should be kept to a minimum where childbirth is concerned.

www.activebirthcentre.com
The Active Birth Centre, UK, the body knows best how to birth.

http://www.horns.freeserve.co.uk/ourhome.htm
An excellent discussion of Optimal Foetal Positioning. More absolutely vital information.

Research tools – be a truly informed consumer

http://www.maternitycoalition.org.au...s/choices.html
Choices for Childbirth link. An independent information group supporting women & their partners to make informed choices about the birth of their babies. Contact Di for more information or for bookings email diddles@aardvark.net.au Melbourne, Australia

http://www.radmid.demon.co.uk/
European Midwives site. Stories, research and links from all over the world.. They advocate a woman-centred, evidence-based approach to birth.

www.freespace.virgin.net/home.birth/plan.htm
Homebirth web site UK – written by an Australian woman. Very good practical info plus references.

http://www.maternitywise.org/mw/topi.../evidence.html
Information on choosing a birth setting. US but internationally applicable information and studies.

http://www.acegraphics.com.au/articles/maggie01.html
Maggie Banks on reclaiming midwifery.

http://www.birthinternational.com.au/
Provides support and resources for midwives, childbirth educators and expectant parents.

http://www.birthingalternatives.com/
Information, resources and support for empowering child birth. A site for parents and alternative birth professionals. Links to Ina May Gaskin’s work.

http://www.birthingthefuture.com/
If we want to create a less violent world, we must begin with the "primal period"

http://www.midwiferytoday.com/
Professional journal – the heart and science of midwifery. International links to articles, conferences, education. Unmissable!

http://www.communitymidwifery.iinet.net.au/
Community midwifery programme Fremantle, Western Australia.

www.leeds.ac.uk/miru/miriad/home.htm
Midwifery research database. United Kingdom but applicable internationally.

www.cochrane.org.au
Cochrane database of research. The Centre aims to promote the equitable provision of effective health care in Australasia by facilitating the preparation and maintenance of systematic reviews and their dissemination and application to influence service provision and clinical practice.

www.bmj.com
British medical journal. Free electronic subscription to your choice of articles.

www.capersbookstore.com.au
Books for parents, midwives, doulas, birth attendants on health, birth and related topics. Also an online forum.

www.aims.org.uk
Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services... at the forefront of the childbirth movement for more than forty years. Working towards normal birth, providing independent support and information about maternity choices and raising awareness of current research on childbirth and related issues. Database of articles on all aspects of pregnancy and birth.

www.maternitywise.org
Maternity Wise is the US Maternity Centre Association's long-term national program to promote evidence-based maternity care. "Evidence-based maternity care" means using the best research about the safety and effectiveness of specific tests, treatments, and other interventions to help guide maternity care decisions.

www.childbirth.org/section/ICAN.html
International Cesarean Awareness Network & VBAC Information This is a collection of fact sheets and information put out by the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and other sources. Information includes how to prevent an unnecessary cesarean, Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), how to find resources in your community, information about ICAN, and how to become a part of ICAN.

Birth educators and activists and midwives

http://www.joyousbirth.org
Melbourne home birth network for parents, doulas, birth attendants and midwives. Lots of links to all over the world as well as within Australia.

http://www.freestone.org/
Jeannine Parvati Baker and Family invites you to know conscious and healthy parenting as a spiritual path. This web site explores and affirms the value of Conscious Conception, Prenatal Yoga, Free Birth, Gentle Parenting, Home Education, Lotus Birth, Home Business, Herbal Health, Gender Balance, Eco-Activism, EarthBirth and much more.

http://www.glorialemay.com/
Childbirth educator and activist.

http://www.hencigoer.com/
Ditto.

http://www.inamay.com/
Ina May Gaskin – writer, activist, innovator, midwife.

http://www.childbirthinternational.com/
International links to training for doulas and birth educators.

www.sheilakitzinger.com
Pioneering and influential birth information.

www.wonderfulbirth.com
Lina's Clerke’s site – Melbourne birth educator.

http://www.pregnancy.com.au/index2.htm
Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond web site run by independent midwife, Jane Palmer. Loads of great pregnancy info and links.

http://www.womenofspirit.asn.au/sarahjbuckley.html#top
Essays by Sarah Buckley, pro-natural birth and parenting doctor in Brisbane.

http://www.birthworks.org/
Michel Odent’s site.

http://www.breastandbelly.com/index.html
Natural Pg and Birth site

http://www.lamaze-childbirth.com/
Gentle birth information.

http://www.maternitycoalition.org.au/mippslist.html
Midwives in Private Practice – Melbourne, Australia

http://www.birth-sex.com/
Exploring the sacred feminine with Elizabeth Davis.

http://www.birthingwisdom.com.au/home.html
Rhea Dempsey, birth educator and attendant. Melbourne, Australia

www.activebirthcentre.com
Janet Balaska’s active birth site.

www.acegraphics.com.au/index.html
ACE – Associates in Childbirth Education.


Water birth

www.waterbirth.org
International waterbirth site

http://www.waterbirthinfo.com/
Videos and information on water birth in home, hospital and birth centres.

Support and Advocacy and Recovery

http://www.joyousbirth.org
Melbourne’s home birth support network for families, women, midwives, doulas and birth attendants past and present. Includes Accessing Artemis for women recovering from birth trauma.

http://www.maternitycoalition.org.au/default.html
Australian information and advocacy for mums and babies in the health care system plus links to groups all over Australia.

www.birthrites.org
Australian. Loads of useful links. Includes info on recovering from traumatic birth. Very empowering. Encouraging of a consumer-type attitude to your health care.

http://www.cfmidwifery.org/
A US community site organised around improving women’s access to midwifery.

http://www.victoriousbirth.com/index.html
Cesarean and Traumatic Birth Support ~A site for women who want to truly heal spiritually and emotionally after a difficult birth experience

http://www.eheart.com/cesarean/index.html
A site by, for and about those born by c-sec.

http://www.postpartum.net/
International site on postnatal depression also known as postpartum depression.

http://www.tabs.org.nz/
New Zealand site on traumatic birth and recovery – PTSD and PND.

www.egroups.com/community/HBAC
Online support for home birth after caeserean birth

http://www.sheilakitzinger.com/Birth%20Crisis.htm
Kitzinger on birth trauma.

http://www.birthlove.com/petition/womens_rights.html
Petition and declaration on the rights of birthing women.

http://www.birthlove.com/
A US site devoted to improving women’s experience in birth. Excellent for birth trauma.

http://www.yoni.com/healerf/templedoor.shtml
Healing the Temple Door – a guided meditation on healing from rape which can also be excellently employed in recovering from birth trauma.
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Wow, thank you so much for the list! Couple of corrections you might want to make: childbirthprofessionals.com is no longer a working site; the ICAN Chapter link is now http://www.ican-online.org/community/chapters.php

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I have a bit of a bizzar case in that I have had 2 c/s and 2vbacs.... my first birth was a c/s due to malpositioning, my next 2 were perfectly normal deliveries (quite good actually) and my 4th was a c/s after battling through labour with the chicken pox. I really want to know if another vbac is possible for me, but I'm finding it difficult to find someone to ask due to my unique cirmstances ..... can you recomend any links to this end?
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Don't know any specific links but I wouldn't think your situation would be much different from a vba2c...

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Most of the ican site links aren't working. Can we get them fixed?

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The amount of info in this thread is amazing. I had 2 vaginal hospital deliveries and my 3rd daughter was recently stillborn, delivered via emergency c-section. I started browsing here, wondering what the future would hold if we should have another baby and I now have info to discuss with my doctor at my appt next week for which I am grateful. Thanks, mamas!
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I didn't see it in the lists (apologies if I missed it!) but there's a great site that pulls together the international scholarly literature on VBAC by year and provides not only the citation information but a short summary in "lay terms". It's a wonderful tool when you need some "hard science" to share with a doctor or relative...

http://www.worldserver.com/turk/birt...bac2005-9.html


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Hi there,

Some people have asked about using ultrasound to measure the thickness of the part of the uterus around the c/s scar before attempting VBAC. I have amassed a list of links to abstracts from several studies on the subject. You might want to use the list when talking with your dr./midwife about doing this measurement. The list is in this thread (5th post down) ...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=602009
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FWIW: a lot, if not all, of the ican links in the original thread are broken
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Wow, thank you so much for the list! Couple of corrections you might want to make: childbirthprofessionals.com is no longer a working site; the ICAN Chapter link is now http://www.ican-online.org/community/chapters.php
elvish, see this post of mine.

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elvish, see this post of mine.
Thanks for that

What I was noticing was that a lot of the links in the OP (specifically, the ICAN links) seem to be broken. I'm off to peruse the site to see if I can find new links...
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Thanks so much, Tanya! Now my laptop is smoking trying to open all the pdfs
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Fabulous, Tanya! Maybe Lynsey could edit her original post with these...Lynsey, are you still here?

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And for the Canadians....

ICAN of Ontario...
www.geocities.com/thebirthingcircle
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Does anybody have a link for vbac'ing twins???

Im having a really hard time finding info, it seems everybody wants to deliver twins by cs.

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