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I am inviting anyone in the New England area to join Jill and I on our VBACcation coming 4/13-4/17 we are going t show how few hospitals in the Cape Cod to Boston area have vbac available and their skyrocketing c-section rates. Wanna Come? It's gonna be great!!!! Kick downs are free.
If I tried to explain just how excited I am for the ICAN conference, I'd sound like an AWESOME-SQUEE-SUPER-EXCITEMENT-GAAAAAAH valley girl.
But that's really how excited I am. I mean, I'm even bringing snazzy outfits. And maybe even wine. (And the hope upon hope that I won't totally fail when it comes time for my presentation.)
Hey, if you're doing the Boston-to-Cape-Cod route, I'll be nearby in RI!
If you need some inspiration & respite after seeing all the abysmally high rates & un-VBAC-friendly hospitals, check out Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket RI. It's a small, well-worn city hospital that is doing lots of wonderful things including VBAC encouragement, Gentle Cesareans, and homebirth support. Specifically, Dr. John Morton & Dr. Susanna Magee & Mary Mumford-Haley CNM are doing amazing things there to quietly revolutionize birth in RI. Check it out if you have the time : )
Kristen, you're going to do great. I'll be your lucky charm, giving you multiple thumbs ups so you feel reassured and confident.
SaanenMother, I am getting annoyed that you keep giving away kickdowns. I charge $20 and you have to push the button first. No exceptions. You're killing the industry. I'm going to call you Napster.
EmH, I doubt we'll make it to RI but I do live in constant confusion over the small size and proximity of all of your states, so maybe. You also put the ocean on the wrong side, but I've already asked SaanenMother to fix that.
@EmH - Are you connected with Dr. Morton et al? We just launched http://transform.childbirthconnection.org today and are featuring maternity care quality improvement projects - I'd love to get one of them to submit some info about what they're doing in RI to be featured. (The submission form is http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/progress/storiesfromthefield/)
@Kristen - I am so incredibly bummed that I'm missing an opportunity to be with you and Jill and everyone else at ICAN. Have fun!
I just might be visiting Boston University in those dates! I think I'd be a bit star struck to meet THE Unnecesarean ; )
Sarah, I am terribly unimpressive but I would love to meet you! Friend me on FB and I'll post if we go out for dinner in Boston. :)
Oh we're going out to dinner with I hope, I hope I hope a special member of our webbio audience:
Olive Garden392 Patriot Place SouthFoxboro, MA 02035T: (508) 543-3967F: (508) 543-4738
I'll stop giving away kick-downs we need the money for all the endless salad and breadsticks we can stuff in our mouths while we argue about the problems with American maternal/infant health care system. We shall decree it- The Mount Olive Garden Summit.