When it comes to the resources that I recommend to our families I am particular.  I want our mamas and families to feel supported in all of the choices that they make as long as they are making them based on all of their options being presented.  

The following is places, books, and websites that I feel are respected throughout our community and will be great resources for our families to do their research.

(If you feel that you have a resource that should to be added to the list please contact me and I will check it out.)


UNMC Olson Center 

402.559-4500, (600 S 42nd St, Omaha, NE 68198)
UNMC Midwives 2016 Statistics                                                                                                                                                     348 deliveries:                                                                                                                                                                                 17% induced for medical indication (Pre-eclampsia, post-dates, gestational hypertenstion, and gestational diabetes).  6.6% of these were elective inductions at term.                                                                                                                                         91.4% had successful VBAC's (43 out of 47 women).                                                                                                                       9.7% women underwent cesarean section (34 out of 348 women).                                                                                               16% women had a laceration that did not require repair.  29% women had a laceration that did require repair.  2% women had a third degree laceration.  There were no 4th degree lacerations in 2016.                                                                           2% women had an assisted/operative vaginal delivery.

Guiding Hands Midwifery

402.884-7533, (11623 Arbor St, Omaha, NE 68144)                                                     
Guiding Hands 2016 Statistics Are Finally Here!!                                                                                                                           182 Births:
Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery: 154 (85%)
Primary Cesarean Section: 11 (6%)
Repeat Cesarean both Planned and Unplanned: 13 (7.1%)
VBACs attempted: 28 VBACs achieved: 22 (78.6%)
No tears/ repairs: 103 (65%)
Third or Forth Degree Laceration: 4 (2.5%)
Episiotomies: 5 (3%)
Inductions: 52 (29%) - 72% of inductions were due to medical necessity
Term Infants: 173 (95%)
NICU Admits: 8 (4.4%)
Completely Unmedicated: 108 (68%)
Birth position: 90 were on birth seat, hands and knees or squatting
57% were out of bed
Birth Weights: 76% Normal, 21% Large for Gestational Age, 3% Small
Largest Vaginal Baby: 10lb 3 oz
Breastfeeding: 94%

MidCity Midwives

402.397.6600, (515 N 162nd Ave. Suite 102, Omaha, NE 68118)                                                                                                     (Statistics for 2016 coming soon)

Books I recommend:

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin

The Birth Partner, by Penny Simkin

Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding, by Ina May Gaskin

The Nursing Mother's Companion, by Kathleen Huggins

Active Birth: The New Approach to Giving Birth Naturally, by Janet Balaskas

Your Best Birth, by Ricki Lake

Give Birth a Chance: How to Prepare for an Empowered VBAC, by Ilia Blandina

Websites I recommend:

ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The Cochrane Library

Evidence Based Birth

VBAC Facts