The MANA Blog and the Science and Sensibility Blog have a two part post on important new VBAC research. It provides a much-needed analysis of VBACs in the home setting in the United States; an analysis that has been unavailable up to this point.
"Planned Home VBAC in the United States, 2004–2009: Outcomes, Maternity Care Practices, and Implications for Shared Decision Making" by Kim J. Cox PhD, CNM Assistant Professor, Marit L. Bovbjerg PhD Research Associate & Instructor of Epidemiology, Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM Associate Professor, and Lawrence M. Leeman MD, MPH Professor came out on 8/26/15 as an online article ahead of the print issue in the journal Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care.
Both blog posts are full of important considerations and details that are helpful to fully understanding the new findings presented in this new research. I particularly appreciate the emphasis placed on informed consent and informed decision making in relation to the data.