In this episode, I interview Michelle Wilson, one of the first parents to take the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class. Michelle has one son, Matthew, and is a stay-at-home mom in Berea, Kentucky. Michelle and her husband Matt were very passionate about gathering as much information as possible prior to Matthew’s birth. They chose to plan a natural childbirth in a hospital setting, and Michelle labored with non-drug comfort measures for nearly 24 hours. Circumstances eventually led the baby to be born via cesarean.
While Michelle’s c-section was an option she chose and was a good experience for her, she did end up with postpartum hemorrhaging.We discuss the evidence on postpartum hemorrhage in subsequent births, as well as the pros and cons of elective c-sections versus VBAC.
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California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative OB Hemorrhage Toolkit
Further studies to explore:
Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Treatment
Risk Factors for Severe Postpartum Hemorrhage After Cesarean Delivery: Case-Control Studies
Guise 2010 meta-analysis for the AHRQ
Landon et al. (2017)
NIH (2010) Consensus Statement
Association of Ontario Midwives VBAC Guidelines
Landon et al. (2016). “What We Have Learned About Trial of Labor After Cesarean Delivery from the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Cesarean Registry.” Seminar Perinatol Aug;40(5):281-6
Landon et al. (2004)
Smith et al. (2002)
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