In the News
July 21, 2010
Earlier this year, BirthAction participated at the National Institutes of Health’s Consensus on VBAC. Today, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists responded to this outpouring of data on the safety of VBAC and the impact on women of repeat cesareans without access to vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
In light of this re-confirmation of over thirty years of VBAC safety, ACOG has changed its guidelines for its member physicians to encourage “the need for thorough counseling of benefits and risks, shared patient-doctor decision making, and the importance of patient autonomy. Moving forward, we need to work collaboratively with our patients and our colleagues, hospitals, and insurers to swing the pendulum back to fewer cesareans and a more reasonable VBAC rate.”