I am pleased to announce that effective March 1, 2011, the VBAC ban at Torrance Memorial Hospital has been lifted!  The news was reported in the Sunday, Mother’s Day edition of the Daily Breeze dated May 8, 2011.

This is significant news for women in the South Bay who have had to leave the neighborhood and find a doctor and hospital out of the local area in order to birth vaginally after a Cesarean (VBAC). As a doula, I can’t tell you how wonderful this change is because it means that we don’t have to get on the 405 freeway in the throws of labor just to get to a hospital who would support
VBACs!

I am so very happy about this new Hospitalist model at Torrance Hospital and I am waiting with abated breath for
Little Company of Mary to follow suit too!

What a Happy Mother’s Day it was indeed!  Thank you, Daily Breeze, for posting this story.