Increase Womens Access to VBAC! sign now

The purpose of this petition is to let ACOG know that women desire greater access to VBAC, or vaginal birth after Cesarean. The recent NIH VBAC consensus conference has stated "Given the available evidence, TOL is a reasonable option for many pregnant women with a prior low transverse uterine incision....When both TOL and ERCD are medically equivalent options, a shared decision making process should be adopted and, whenever possible, the womans preference should be honored.....We are concerned about the barriers that women face in accessing clinicians and facilities that are able and willing to offer TOL. Given the level of evidence for the requirement for immediately available surgical and anesthesia personnel in current guidelines, we recommend that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists reassess this requirement relative to other obstetrical complications of comparable risk, risk stratification, and in light of limited physician and nursing resources." We, the undersigned feel that VBAC is unreasonably and unfairly restricted because of the current ACOG recommendation that a surgeon and anesthesiologist be 'immediately available' during a TOLAC (trail of labor after Cesarean). Far too many women are undergoing unwanted and probably unnecessary Cesarean surgery because of this. We would like to note that the likelihood of the baby dieing during a TOLAC is the same as the likelihood of the baby dieing during a nulliparous (first time moms) labor, however ACOG doesn't recommend a surgeon and anesthesiologist be 'immediately available' for first time moms going through labor. We find this discriminatory, inconsistent and unfair. We plead for ACOG to change the recommendations so that ALL low risk VBAC mothers across America can have the chance to give birth to their babies in a normal, safe, healthy way (VBAC).

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  • 03 January 20161000. Julia K
    My home VBAC was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Shame on you for restrictring a woman's right to evaluate the risks (after all, birth is not risk-free in any environment) and make an educated choice. zip code 22032 relationship to VBAC (ex:
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  • 03 December 2015987. B H
    As a breech baby born via vbacs my mother had a very traumatic emergency section with her 1st child which triggered ppd she felt she had failed as a mother as she didn't have a chance to birth naturally , with me she was so elated as she was able to birth
  • 27 November 2015986. Yesenia O
    Merecemos la oportunidad de un parto humanizado relationship to VBAC (ex: VBAC mom, CBAC mom, healthcare provider, concerned citizen ect.) Mom looking for a VBAC
  • 27 November 2015985. Brian L
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  • 23 November 2015983. Trebor S
    VBAC is safe, and banning it from Birth Centers or Hospitals isn't putting Safety first, but rather putting quality care for women aside. zip code 25302 relationship to VBAC (ex: VBAC mom, CBAC mom, healthcare provider, concerned citizen ect.) VBA2C Mom
  • 23 November 2015982. Melanie K
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  • 13 November 2015979. Claribeth F
    The women have a right for made her own informed decision. If want to try why we couldn't. zip code 00698 relationship to VBAC (ex: VBAC mom, CBAC mom, healthcare provider, concerned citizen ect.) health care provider
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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

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