(Hat tip to Rachel at Our Bodies Our Blog)
The only hospital in Flagstaff, Arizona is banning vaginal births after cesarean (VBAC) births. This is ridiculous, to me, since ACOG declares it to be safe, recent research indicates that complications are rare and VBACS are generally successful, and the faculty advisor for our student Ob/Gyn interest group says targeting VBACs is the most effective way to lower the cesarean rate. He may be right.
Unfortunately, this does not appear to be an isolated occurrence.