There has been no movement from the OB committee on its unwritten ban on Breech deliveries. In light of the NIH VBAC concensus concluding that the banning of VBACs at many hospitals around the country is not evidenced based one would hope that reasonable minds would rethink the banning of other evidenced supported procedures like Breech delivery. But then, fairness, logic, science and collegiality are not values of the current hospital committee. And, since, these defacto bans do not hinder their practices there is no need for them to be reconsidered. Every week that passes continues to hurt their reputation, their bottom line and the patients of our community as many are becoming informed and looking elsewhere for birth options.
My hope is to see a renaissance of common sense and return of birth choices which will include an eventual disbanding or reorganization of the committee structure in the OB department. I will continue to write, speak and try to work with those in the administration who still remember their mission statement. Please continue to make your opinions known to CHW through e-mails and letters and protests, when necessary. The BAC website has the contact information. I would also urge you to join and become active with the Birth Action Coalition at www.birthactioncoalition.org . Thanks, Dr. F