“ACOG has the power to positively or negatively influence health care policy in America. Given the history of VBAC access, it seems that hospitals are faster to ban VBAC than to loosen restrictive hospital policies. This is why guidelines are not enough to increase VBAC access.
“It’s not enough for the evidence and recommendations to be “out there.” It’s not enough for hospital administrators and providers to read them because some will just pick and choose which recommendations they want to ignore and which to emphasize. While others will interpret the guidelines to justify what they wanted to do anyway (i.e., ban VBAC).
“The only way change can be made is through a coordinated and strategic effort among informed parents and professionals who care about maternal health. And the very first step to creating change is getting your facts down pat.”
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