Wyoming Medical Center: Allow women to have VBACs without giving up their rights.
  • Petitioned Mandy Cepeda
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Senior Manager of Community Development, Wyoming Medical Center
Mandy Cepeda
President & CEO, Wyoming Medical Center
Vickie Diamond
Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services, Wyoming Medical Center
Julie Cann-Taylor
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Wyoming Medical Center
PATIENT CARE OR SAFETY
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Wyoming Medical Center: Allow women to have VBACs without giving up their rights.

    1. Sara McCarthy
    2. Petition by

      Sara McCarthy

      Casper, WY

Women should have supported choices in their healthcare. Help support the women of Wyoming in having a voice about their labor and delivery experiences in Casper! 

Despite updated VBAC guidelines from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Wyoming Medical Center policy dictates that any woman who has undergone a C-section in the past be forced to have a repeat C-section. If a woman chooses to proceed with a VBAC, she must waive numerous rights and privileges, including access to an epidural and several labor & delivery resources that would normally be available to her.

"The College says that restrictive VBAC policies should not be used to force women to undergo a repeat cesarean delivery against their will..." 
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Visit http://vbaccasper.org/ for more information.

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Julie Cann-Taylor responds:

      Julie Cann-Taylor

      Wyoming Medical Center has become aware of a petition urging us to reconsider our policy against performing VBAC – vaginal birth after cesarean.

      We sympathize with a mother’s desire to experience natural child birth. But VBAC is consi...


    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Celeste Kumelos CASPER, WY
      • 3 months ago

      Because it is wrong to force a c-section on a baby. FOr health natural birth is best.

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    • Nichole Martin CASPER, WY
      • 3 months ago

      It is a woman's choice. It is a decision to be made between her and her doctor.

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    • Melissa Boydston LOUISBURG, NC
      • 3 months ago

      As a woman who had 2 c-sections and then 3 Vba2c, I have to sign this! It should be every woman's right to choose how she wants to birth her baby from her own body. Without judgement, rules, giving up comforts afforded to others, etc.

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    • Kathryn Petty LAKE BLUFF, IL
      • 3 months ago

      VBACs are safer for mother and baby! Don't put profit over safety.

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    • Nikki Sims BAR NUNN, WY
      • 4 months ago

      Birthing experiences are important to women and families and less risky options need to be available to women.

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