A friend of mine in ICAN is working on a very important project. She will be making a presentation to the American Public Health Association (APHA) in October: “VBAC Beyond Borders.” One thing that she asked us to share is her need for stories regarding “Black Market Births.” She writes:
Specifically, I am looking for birth stories of women who delivered in hospitals with VBAC “Bans” in place. I am also very interested in stories of homebirth where VBAC itself was explicitly illegal. At some point, I will be looking at HBAC in states where midwifery is unregulated or “alegal,” but at this time am most interested in births where homebirth midwifery is regulated, but VBAC is outside the practice regulations or scope of practice.
Please send your stories and questions to ICANMidlandssc *at* gmail *dot* com.
Tags: BlackMarket Birth, American Public Health Association, APHA