Posts Tagged ‘worst to first’
December 4th, 2010
I love the Unnecesarean. I am sure most of my readers already know this though. Jill, the name behind the blog is always open to helping women, and overall does an awesome job.
In the past year she has started looking up, researching, and finding the c-section rates per state and then breaking it down to hospital numbers. During 2009 Michele from Birthcut.com and I sat down and started investigating the cesarean rates in Connecticut where we both live.
It took us 4 months to get the numbers which we published online, and still use because updated statistics aren’t available at this time.
Yesterday Jill published all of our hard work with the c-section rates, by hospital for Connecticut. If you are interested in seeing the rates in your area, or your local hospital, check out her website and I am sure she will have your state on there somewhere!
Click on the picture to link to her post
March 7th, 2010
So much has gone on this week in my life, and in the world that I thought it would be best to really cover it all, and post why these events are important.
ABC News covered two high profile news stories regarding birth, and promotion of Natural Birth as well as Out of the Hospital birth.
- CDC Says Home Births on the Rise in the US – New CDC report shows home birth rates, as well as other out of hospital birthing options in recent years. And magically it cannot be blamed on Ricki Lake like groups like ACOG have been claiming in recent years. You can go back and read My Post on it that even attracted the #1 internet troll in the childbirth community!
- World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer also covered the topic of the rising Maternal Mortality rates in the United States. Tackling the issues that new mothers should know, including AVOIDING UNNECESSARY MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS which are very typical, and routine in the hospital. You can view the video of this story right here.
- New York Times takes on VBAC – A great article showcasing a Native American hospital and how so many National Hospitals could be learning a lesson from their rate of VBAC and maternal health. To read the article, click here.
Now to talk about things going on around the world of Blogging… I try to keep up with as many of my favorite blogs as I can, but with two kids, and the increased amount of things I have going on in my life it is hard to make my way every where I want to be.
If I forgot you, or your awesome blog, I am sorry!
- The Feminist Breeder was on my TV!!!! – Gina, AKA the Feminist Breeder, one of my favorite bloggers, as well as internet buddy was featured in a discovery health channel special on “Radial Parenting” which, I don’t think she is very radical at all as she parents pretty similar to us, but some ignorant assholes on the internet seemed to think they are fruit loops.
Anyways, Gina blogged about it, and keep an eye out for the special!
- PhD in Parenting wrote a post about Mentoring the next Generation, which I loved. It may have been a “Wordless Wednesday” post, but it speaks volumes, and honestly, it doesn’t require any worlds.
- Michele from Birthcut.com, and a good friend of mine blogged about choices regarding VBAC and her own feelings. It is powerful, and moving, or at least it was to me! It really shows so many sides of the thoughts women go through when deciding their path for a birth after cesarean.
- Dou-la-la one of my all time fav bloggers talked about her new found love for Kourtney Kardashian. Which I am right on board with. I am a total reality show junkie, and I really think the message that Kourtney has been sending to the general public, and mothers all over is awesome.
National Institute of Health is holding its VBAC Conference this week. No ya don’t say right? I have only talked about it how many times in recent weeks right? LOL Well there are a lot of good posts, and posts about the conference coming up. I will be starting my live coverage tonight starting with The Feminist Breeder’s Radio Special. You can watch all of my live updates on NIH’s VBAC Conference here.
And last but not least, the highlights from my own life this week.
- I got a new computer! And I am in love with it.
- We have had awesome weather, and I have been able to take my children outside to play! (Pictures to come)
- Our new couch is scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday.
- Connecticut Worst to First received an awesome donation that will enable us to do a lot of the work that needs to get done for 2010.
- My baby only wants to sit up and play, and eat table food… it seems like he has grown up overnight.
- Because of the above, the playpen has come back out in our house!
- I am dying my hair tonight…
So overall, it was a pretty good week.
I am thinking about doing this type of a post weekly, so it you like it, comment and let me know!
tags: birth center
, free standing birth center
, home birth
, maternal mortality
, National Institute of Health
, worst to first
March 2nd, 2010
The Connecticut Worst to First Campaign is looking for stories from women all over the Nation as part of a video project we are working on.
We are looking for women from all walks of life, and all areas who want to tell their story of struggling with the Hospital system regarding maternity care and birth.
From women victimized in the hospital, or subjected to court orders, CPS, or other forms of harassment, to unnecessary episiotomies, cesareans, and just overall rude comments.
If anyone would like to submit a story, or learn more, you can e-mail me at