Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Sorting Out All of The Recent Flood of Research!

There is NO doubt about it ~ there has been a flood recently of information, data, research and press releases regarding maternity care.  One of the two most fascinating pieces of information is the newest ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Practice Bulletin on VBAC (#115).  I recently blogged about this very Practice Bulletin.

Now, in a great PDF by Childbirth Connection, you can print off the "Comparison of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists VBAC Practice Bulletin 115 (2010) with VBAC Practice Bulletin 54 (2004) and Induction of Labor for VBAC Committee Opinion 342 (2006).

You will be able to see side-by-side comparisons of the three articles/Practice Bulletins including "What resources are recommended for offering labor after cesarean", "Who is a candidate?", "What Kind of Care is Appropriate for labor after Cesarean" PLUS whether the recommendations are Level A ~ based on good and consistent scientific evidence, Level B ~ based on limited or inconsistent scientific evidence or Level C ~ recommendations are based primarily on consensus and expert opinion.

Great handout for professionals and expectant parents!

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