Tuesday, April 21, 2009

C/S Awareness Month

The U.S.hit a record 31.8% C-section rate. While cesarean is a life-saving event when it is necessary, it is not without its risks and often these risks are downplayed, leaving women with the impression that it is a safer way to give birth. Not true! It is safer in some instances, but our high rate of cesarean deliveries reflects liability concerns, convenience, impatience, and more risk in many instances.

International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) states:
"The Cesarean Awareness Ribbon debuted in April of 2004 for Cesarean Awareness Month. The burgundy color of the ribbons represents birth and the wearing of the ribbon upside down symbolizes the state of distress many pregnant women find themselves in when their birthing choices are limited. The loop of the inverted ribbon represents a pregnant belly and the tails are the arms of a woman outstretched in a cry for help."

Check her out for VBAC info too (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). Good source of information here.

Best Blogger Tips

No comments:

Post a Comment

This blog only reviews comments before posting to avoid hijacking. We will respond to comments Mon-Thurs but we are closed Fri-Sun and legal holidays.