Archive for June, 2010

Help create a natural childbirth show on Oprah’s new network!

June 30, 2010

PLEASE VOTE for the “Every Mother, Every Baby” Video on Oprah’s ‘OWN Show’ site!  Together we *can* make a difference!   Oprah has created a contest for people to get their own TV show on her new network and Kerry entered the contest with a video about teaching expectant parents about taking responsibility for their own decisions and care during pregnancy, birth and baby care.

YOU can click the link below and VOTE for it, and leave comments on why we need a show like this right now!  WE NEED VOTES, so please everyone vote and leave comments!  We have a chance to change the birthing world!  Please VOTE for “Every Mother, Every Baby” show!

Link to pass along so others can vote:


Next UCAN Birth Support Group Meeting 6/23/10 from 7 – 9 p.m.

June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 23rd from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

We will be discussing ways to prepare for natural childbirth including childbirth preparation methods and professional labor support (doulas). Bring a food item to share.  Visit for more information.  Please RSVP through the contact info in the link.  Meetings are always free.

March of Dimes birth statistics

June 2, 2010

I came across this information at the March of Dimes website.
Here is the data for Utah.
Data I thought was interesting:

  • The total c-section rate is 21.5% of all births (up 35% since 1996).
  • The vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rate is 18.7% (which means that 81.3% of women with prior c-sections have another c-section).
  • The c-section rate in Utah County is 18.6%.
  • The VBAC rate in Utah County is 24.4%.
  • The county with the highest VBAC rate is Iron County at 33.7%.

The county data can be accessed by using the top right menu (“Create Maps”).