Provide Evidence Based Care
  • Petitioned ACOG (American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology)

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ACOG (American Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Provide Evidence Based Care

    1. Jennifer  Sarduy
    2. Petition by

      Jennifer Sarduy

      Arlington, TX

In the United States of America, we face a crisis. Women are going into birth trusting their doctors, and coming out confused. The United States ranks 34th in infant mortality, and we have a 34% cesarean rate. These rates spike on weekends and holidays, and many women have reported being asked to schedule babies around their vacations. We need to stand together and let healthcare professionals know that we are holding them accountable for every induction, every cesarean. We need them to provide EVIDENCE for the necessity of every intervention. There are options, and our healthcare professionals should be held accountable for informing us of them. Require healthcare professionals to commit to integrity in providing evidence based care to their clients.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Meinke OMAHA, NE
      • almost 2 years ago

      During my first two births, I experienced a lack of evidence-based care, routinized procedures, biased opinions, unmentioned options, over-medicalization of a normal physiological process, egotistical doctors, and the list goes on. Current maternity care is awful, even dehumanizing, and women do not even realize it! Moms and families deserve better.

    • Cori Meadows PIEDMONT, SD
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm a soon to be FTM (at 33) in about 3 wks and I wish all of my friends who had their kids much younger than me over the past 12 years would have been more informed. It's just not right how the medical community has brainwashed women into thinking giving birth is a medical condition. THIS is what my body was MADE to do! And I'm gonna own it.

    • Brianne Werry PARK FOREST, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      For women to have a right to birth normally without outdated and incorrect facts used as scare tactics by doctors.

    • Sarah Glover WILLOWBROOK, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      Had an induction ending up that son was born more premature than anticipated and by cesarean that might have been avoided. When pregnant with my second over and over doctors would say that ACOG says this and this so stay home (wo care) and come to hospital at last minute but we cant provide sufficient care for VBAC by ACOG standards. Really? Not acceptable, thankful for organizations like ICAN and CIMS to provide me with information when the current maternity system is failing women and children's health.

    • Amanda A OAK PARK, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      The current climate in OB/GYN care is tragic. I had a c-section and then a successful unmedicated VBAC. I had to fight really hard for the VBAC. Vaginal birth is so important for mother and child - why would anyone not want this to happen in a loving, supportive environment? ACOG should be ashamed of themselves.


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