Are you a birth professional who cares for people pregnant after a cesarean?


Do you believe that every pregnant person should have access to VBAC?


Do you want to help make that happen in your community?


Hi, I'm Jen Kamel. For over a decade, I have trained perinatal professionals around the world.

Now I've created this community so we can come together and increase VBAC access so every cesarean is either wanted or needed, but never again coerced.

You already know the challenge

There is so much research out there... and so many conflicting opinions about VBAC. Everyone - from your colleagues to your clients - has a different perspective even though they all reference the very same professional guidelines and medical studies. How is this possible?

Sometimes this is because people are busy and come to quick conclusions based on summaries and abstracts that don't give the full picture. Other times it's because "that's the way things are done" at a specific facility or practice and policy supersedes evidence.

13% VBAC Rate

The end result is, 87% of birthing people in the United States have repeat cesareans. It is impossible in many communities for pregnant people to have a VBAC. Many are coerced into repeat cesareans. Even while ACOG affirms that most people with one prior cesarean are candidates for VBAC and all Level 1 hospitals should be offering VBAC.

In this climate, Black birthing people are more likely to labor after a cesarean and yet they are less likely to actually have a VBAC than white people. Racial disparities all but disappear when culturally matched care is available.

Surgical births contribute to our increasing morbidity and mortality rates and - especially when hospitals or providers have mandated cesarean birth policies - can cause tremendous emotional turmoil and long lasting trauma among new parents whose voices were ignored.

How to increase VBAC access

The very first step to creating change is getting the actual facts into the hands of perinatal professionals and parents. Not information tainted by personal agenda or professional pressure.

Together, we can share the facts, quickly debunk misinformation, and calmly guide parents to the truth. Whether they plan a VBAC or a repeat cesarean, their informed decision will be rooted in the facts, not fear.

Through this process, we can increase VBAC access one parent at a time.

Knowing the facts is the foundation of this movement and the first step towards creating real, measurable change.

Your Membership Includes

Continuing Education


so you can easily get up to speed on the evidence (nursing contact hours available which are accepted by all nursing boards in the United States as well as many doula, childbirth education, and midwifery organizations and the midwifery Bridge Certificate)


Parent Handouts

so you can quickly get the facts into the hands of your clients and save your appointments with them for deeper discussion


Grand Rounds

featuring an in-depth review of the most relevant recently published research so you can effortlessly incorporate new evidence into your practice and speak intelligently about the facts with clients and colleagues


Expert Interviews

featuring midwives, physicians, nurses, doulas, attorneys, and other experts, discussing topics relevant to maternity care as a whole


Community Forum

where you can collaborate, exchange ideas, and receive support from like-minded birth professionals who also value increasing VBAC access


Choose a Pricing Option


$49/month

The Monthly Plan

- Online Continuing Education Trainings so you can quickly get up to date on the evidence

- Birthing Parent Handout Series so you can easily communicate the facts to your clients

- Grand Rounds so you can effortlessly stay current on the medical literature

- Expert Interview Series so you can grow your toolkit to better serve your clients

- Community Forum so you can strategize with like-minded VBAC professionals

This is a subscription product billed on a monthly basis until you cancel. Cancel anytime from the account management page.
$129 every 3 months

The Quarterly Plan (Save 10%!)

- Online Continuing Education Trainings so you can quickly get up to date on the evidence

- Birthing Parent Handout Series so you can easily communicate the facts to your clients

- Grand Rounds so you can effortlessly stay current on the medical literature

- Expert Interview Series so you can grow your toolkit to better serve your clients

- Community Forum so you can strategize with like-minded VBAC professionals

This is a subscription product billed on a quarterly basis until you cancel. Cancel anytime from the account management page.
$490/year

The Annual Plan (Two Months Free!)

- Online Continuing Education Trainings so you can quickly get up to date on the evidence

- Birthing Parent Handout Series so you can easily communicate the facts to your clients

- Grand Rounds so you can effortlessly stay current on the medical literature

- Expert Interview Series so you can grow your toolkit to better serve your clients

- Community Forum so you can strategize with like-minded VBAC professionals

This is a subscription product billed on a yearly basis until you cancel. Cancel anytime from the account management page.
$665/year

Annual Plan (Two Months Free!) + 60-Minute 1:1 Consulting Call with Jen Kamel

- Online Continuing Education Trainings so you can quickly get up to date on the evidence

- Birthing Parent Handout Series so you can easily communicate the facts to your clients

- Grand Rounds so you can effortlessly stay current on the medical literature

- Expert Interview Series so you can grow your toolkit to better serve your clients

- Community Forum so you can strategize with like-minded VBAC professionals

- Annual 60-Minute 1:1 Consulting Call with Jen Kamel, so you can get all your questions answered!

This is a subscription product billed on a yearly basis until you cancel. Cancel anytime from the account management page.

What people around

the world say about VBAC Facts®


Answer Virtually Any Question


I am now able to offer evidence-based answers to virtually every question I get about VBAC and my ability to easily and effectively offer VBAC support and counsel to my clients has significantly improved.

Taylor DavisDoula, Childbirth Educator, Doula Trainer

We Can Change the System


Prior cesarean is such a commonly encountered issue these days and yet I have discovered large knowledge gaps among many OB providers in my community regarding VBAC.


As a MFM and physician scientist, I can't help but wonder to myself how dramatically our maternity care system might improve if all OBs understood the topic of VBAC as well as Jen does.

Dr. Emiliano Chavira, MD, MPH, FACOG

Armed with Real Knowledge


I wanted to increase my VBAC knowledge and understand the true risks, not what I learned as a registered nurse or other information handed down from nurses on the unit. At 'The Truth About VBAC™ for Professionals,' I learned what the research shows and now feel armed with real knowledge.

Allison CadoRegistered Nurse

Feel More Confident


I attended 'The Truth About VBAC™ for Professionals' and feel much more confident in supporting birthing people who are planning a VBAC! I can't wait to share this with them.

Claire WoodsCertified Doula, Lamaze Childbirth Educator

The Research is Excellent


I get a perspective from VBAC Facts® I don’t see much of in the inpatient hospital setting. The research is excellent and presented in an easy to understand organized manner.

Patti Gale, Nurse Leader and Parent Advocate

Provide True Informed Consent


"'The Truth About VBAC™ for Professionals' helped me to be more knowledgeable with providing my patients with true informed consent. I also carried a few misconceptions and the training helped me view things differently."

Anna NellikappallilCertified Nurse-Midwife

Hi, I'm Jen Kamel

While my cesarean split me open, I came out of my VBAC with the realization that there was nothing in this world I couldn't do. Absolutely nothing.

The contrast between my cesarean and my VBAC... the injustice of so many people being denied this option... the lies, misinformation, and manipulations... the public health implications at stake... it lit a fire in me that burns bright to this day.

As an internationally recognized consumer advocate and Founder of VBAC Facts®, I help birth professionals, and cesarean parents, achieve clarity on vaginal birth after cesarean through my educational courses, training programs, and consulting services.

I speak at conferences around the world, present Grand Rounds at hospitals, advise advocates seeking legislative change in their state, and serve as a expert witness in legal proceedings.

After almost 15 years in this work, I have an encyclopedic and intimate knowledge of not only the VBAC evidence, but how politics, racism, paternalism, litigation, and convenience often supersedes what birthing people want... all while they are subtlety coerced into repeat cesareans under the guise of safety.

I envision a time when every pregnant person seeking VBAC has access to unbiased information, respectful providers, and community support, so they can plan the birth of their choosing in the setting they desire. This is the world I want to create. This is why I do this work. Join me and let's create this world together!

Frequently Asked Questions


Who joins the VBAC Facts® Professional Membership?

If you are a perinatal professional who is passionate about increasing VBAC access in your community, membership is for you.


Does this program offer continuing education hours?

Yes! All of VBAC Facts® online trainings have been approved for continuing education hours by the California Board of Registered Nursing. These continuing education hours are accepted by all RN boards, ACNM, NARM (including the Midwifery Bridge Certificate), ICEA, Lamaze, DONA, and CAPPA as well as many other medical and health organizations.

In order to earn the CEs, you must attend all lectures and earn 80% on the post-course quiz. Not all organizations accept nursing continuing education hours or hours earned via on-line courses. Check with your particular organization. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Continuing Education Provider #16238.


What happens if I can't attend a live event?

The lives of a birth professional can be unpredictable. For this reason, every event is recorded so you will never miss a thing! Plus, you can attend any of our live or recorded events from your mobile, tablet, or computer 24/7, so you can stay up to date on the evidence, no matter where you are or what time it is!


Do you offer group rates?

Absolutely! Registering with a group secures a discounted rate for the lifetime of your membership. Group rates ensure that physician/ midwifery practices, doula agencies, childbirth educators, and L&D units stay current on the research together! The more people in your community who join, the easier it will be for you to increase VBAC access! Groups of three or more can contact us for more information. The bigger the group, the deeper the discount!


Do you offer a discounted rate for BIPOC?

Absolutely! A sliding scale is available for BIPOC perinatal professionals. Contact us for more information.


How can I contribute to the BIPOC Scholarship Fund to support BIPOC perinatal professionals in their VBAC education?

The VBAC Facts® BIPOC Scholarship Fund enables us to make membership more accessible to the BIPOC community for whom the VBAC journey carries additional stressors due to institutionalized racism. We welcome your contributions as we stand in solidarity with BIPOC perinatal professionals.


What is your refund policy?

Due to the nature of our various downloadable materials, refunds are available within 3 days of your purchase.