Sunday, January 27, 2008

ICAN's VBAC ban project

Gretchen of Birth Matters blog (and a member of ICAN's board of directors) has issued the following request for asstiance with ICAN's newest project: documenting the status of VBACs in every U.S. hospital. Please lend your assistance! More information below from Gretchen's blog:

The VBAC ban project is finally up and running! What is this you ask? Well, simply put, we are going to call every hospital in the U.S. and find out what their policy is on VBAC. The International Cesarean Awareness Network did this a few years back and found out that over 300 hospitals officially "ban" VBAC (even though this is patently illegal). Needless to say, we are sure the situation is much worse now. But, the cool thing is that ICAN is about to launch a fantastic new website and included on that website is a map of the U.S. upon which every one of the hospitals we call will appear....with information about that hospital and its policies on VBAC. AND, there will be a way for anyone to leave feedback about that hospital, so you can see what other women experienced there. But, in order for this to happen, we need people to call! So if you are interested in helping out, please email me at and I'll get you set up and going.

Help ICAN shine the light into the oppression that so many hospitals are inflicting on women.

1 comment:

  1. VERY cool. The only hospital in my area is one of those No VBAC hospitals, which led us to UC. I was always attracted to the idea of UC anyway but that was definitely a deciding factor.

    Thanks for passing along the info!


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