Monday, January 4, 2010

Upcoming NIH Conference on VBAC

In March the National Institute of Health (NIH) will be hosting a conference on vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) nearby in Bethesda, MD. This conference will be free and open to the public. If you cannot attend the conference, it will be broadcast live via webcam.

This will be an interesting event. Many of the speakers lined up and the topics seem to point to a resistance towards positive outcomes for women looking for vaginal birth after cesarean. I think it is important to have some represenation of mothers who have had successful and empowering VBACs to attend, especially for the Public Discussion on the 10th. It will be interesting to see what the outcome of this conference is. Hopefully not more of the same with a smattering of lip service played to women who are looking for true choice for their maternity care and birth options.

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