Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ICAN's VBAC Webinars

If you have had a cesarean birth and are planning to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), please check out International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)'s two part webinar on VBAC information.

Journey to VBAC: What You Need to Know

Presented by ICAN with Gretchen Humphries and Rose St. John, Journey to VBAC: What You Need to Know is a must for women planning a VBAC and their partners. You will learn about the basic issues surrounding VBAC plus answers to common questions such as, "Am I a good candidate for a VBAC?" and "How can I maximize my chances of having a vaginal birth next time around?" We will also discuss one of the most important but often overlooked issues while planning a VBAC: the father’s role in preventing a cesarean.

This webinar is FREE to paid ICAN subscribers and has been approved for 1.5 contact hours* from CAPPA. There is no additional charge for CAPPA contact hours.

Non-subscribers: $30. There is no additional charge for CAPPA contact hours.
Become an ICAN subscriber at the Supporting ($30) level or higher: United States - Canada. (International: please contact the International Director for rates by country.)

Part 1: Planning Your VBAC with Gretchen Humphries
Sunday, September 27 - 9:00 pm EDT
90 minutes
•VBAC basics: history, risks, and success rates by birth setting
•Are you a good candidate for a VBAC?
•Cephalopelvic disproportion
•Vaginal birth after multiple cesareans
•How long should you wait between pregnancies?
•Single vs. double-layer sutures
•How to increase your chances of having a VBAC

Part 2: The Father’s Role in Preventing Cesareans with Rose St. John
Sunday, October 4 - 9:00 EDT
90 minutes
•What the father provides to the laboring mother
•The quantifiable impact of a well-prepared father
•Intangible benefits of a well-prepared father
•Giving fathers the preparation they need
•The impact of the father’s adrenaline levels during labor
•Best practices for the laboring father

*To receive CAPPA contact hours, participants must at least attend Part 2: The Father’s Role in Preventing Cesareans.

Click here to register.

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