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Sunday
Oct252009

VIDEO: CNN's Elizabeth Cohen Discusses VBAC and Cesarean Section

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CNN Senior Medical Correspondent and author of CNN’s Empowered Patient column, Elizabeth Cohen, spoke on the air about the Szabo family, the real risks of both VBAC and cesarean section, the costs of vaginal birth versus cesarean section and the “perverse incentive” of hospitals to perform the more lucrative procedure.

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Reader Comments (4)

WOW! Fair, accurate, and well balanced reporting from a major media outlet!? Reporting of facts not fear!? A rational discussion of the risks of VBAC as compared to the risks of repeat cesarean?! Suggesting to viewers that people should learn the facts and make their own individualized decisions?! AM I DREAMING!??!!

I am very proud of this Elizabeth Cohen. I don't usually watch her show (I only get CNN Headline News, which is a total bummer) but I am impressed.

~NursingBirth
www.nursingbirth.com

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNursingBirth

I have read the full descripton of CCN's Elizabeth Cohen.I like video which give full guidance and information.I agree with the stand that the real risks of both VBAC and cesarean section are supported well.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterautism

I also LOVE that she linked to Lamaze's healthy birth practices in her online article! :)

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

This same thing happend to me. I went into labor and the doctor I was going to was over an hour away and I didnt think I would make it so we went to our local hospital 20 min away and they said we will prep you for emergency c section and I looked at the OB doc and said "I AM NOT HAVING A C SECTION!" I was in hard labor at the time and I said I would rather have this baby in an ambulance!" So they called an ambulance and about 1 hour after I arrived at the hospital I was originally was supposed to go to I had a VBAC with no drugs! Come to find out the doc I told off has never had any woman tell him that ever so I feel awesome knowing that! As they wheeled me out on the stretcher he just looked at me with this glare as to say how dare you. But I just glared back at him.

December 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRose
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