Thank you to ICAN of Portland for providing this data. I chose to highlight only the local hospitals, birthing centers, and home birth statistics for the purposes of this blog post, but if you are an Oregonian outside of the Portland Metro area, you can go to the full report and find your region and hospital.
ICAN of Portland is the local chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network. Their goal is to provide support to women who are recovering from a cesarean, women facing a medically necessary cesarean, or women searching for VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) information. ICAN of Portland has a face-to-face support group on the 3rd Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m. For more information, just fill out the ICAN contact form.
Here are the MamaBaby Center, we are planning a weekly month long VBAC class [4 sessions total] that will be offered twice a week: one daytime class for Mamas with a flexible schedule who can make a daytime meeting and one evening class each week to accommodate Mamas with a 9-5 work schedule.
Registration will begin May 15th for the July class. You’ll want to register early because there are some prerequisites for the class: you’ll have a short reading list and you’ll need to request and acquire your medical records and surgical summary for the first class. …more info is coming about the class and so is a registration form!
We’d love to help support you through your VBAC or HBAC or WBAC.
Our resident midwife, Tia, does attend VBAC births at home (check out the home birth VBAC stats above!!!)
You also have the option of laboring at home with one of our monitrice-doulas and delivering your baby in the hospital with a your monitrice-doula and your OB or nurse midwife.
Ready to schedule a free consultation?
Please contact Kate [Kate @ PortlandMamaBabyCenter.com] or call the center [503-206-7715].