Corpus ID: 53938053

Choice in Birth: Preserving Access to VBAC

  title={Choice in Birth: Preserving Access to VBAC},
  author={Elizabeth Kukura},
  journal={Social Science Research Network},
More than 800 hospitals - in every state of the U.S. - have banned vaginal birth after cesarean surgery (“VBAC”), and another nearly 400 hospitals have de facto VBAC bans in place, due to the unavailability of providers willing to attend such births. With the U.S. cesarean rate at an all-time high, thousands of women with a cesarean scar preparing to give birth again confront these restrictions, despite evidence that VBAC is a safe and reasonable choice, especially when compared with the risks… Expand
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