Understanding Uterine Rupture

When examining the topic of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), uterine rupture is commonly cited as the major risk, but understanding exactly how it happens and who is most at risk for it to occur is a common source of confusion.

Another Home VBAC Death

I’ve recently learned of yet another baby dying during a home birth. This was a planned, midwife-attended home VBAC (also known as HBAC, home birth after cesarean).

Reflections of a Teenage Doula

I became a doula because I wanted to combine helping young mothers with getting experience in the field of obstetrics. I began attending births as a doula when I was 16, and given that I was so young, I focused on working with teen moms.

The Female Athlete Triad and Infertility

One of the signs that an exercise and diet regimen is doing more harm than good is amenorrhea (ceasing to have menstrual periods) or oligomenorrhea (having few, irregularly occurring periods).

Australian College Of Ob-Gyn (RANZOG) Is Against Homebirth

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), which considers itself an authority on childbirth safety, recently came out with a statement that differs from the one published by the British or the American organizations of Ob-Gyns. RANZOG concluded that home birth is associated with increased risks and cannot be supported. "The Royal Australian and

Does Using "Pit" During Labor Cause ADHD?

Oxytocin, both the natural hormone that the body produces and the synthetic form of the drug, helps uterine contractions remain regular and strong to assist during labor and to decrease bleeding after delivery.

Understanding the VBAC Prediction Calculator

The decision to undergo a repeat c-section or try for a vaginal birth after cesarean can sometimes be a difficult one. One tool that you and your care provider may consider using is the VBAC Success Calculator.