In defiance of medical evidence and national health policy, over 1,200 hospitals in the U.S. "ban" vaginal birth for women who have ever had a Cesarean. Written from the perspective of a consumer advocate - Improving Birth vice president and Birth Monopoly founder Cristen Pascucci - this 32-page eBook explores how VBAC bans (or mandatory surgery policies) endanger the health, humanity, and rights of hundreds of thousands of women - and why we've got to do something now.
What does the “ability to pay” have to do with how you give birth–why does it cost more to not have surgery?
Isn’t it really dangerous to have a vaginal birth after a Cesarean?
What’s the big deal with these policies, anyway? Can’t women just go somewhere else to give birth?
What does the law have to say about this practice? Can’t women just say “no” to surgery?
More here: www.birthmonopoly.com/vbac-bans
Thanks to those who contributed additional amounts! Over $200 has been raised through the purchase of this book for Improving Birth's community advocacy program, including a toolkit for fighting VBAC bans!