Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this priced at $49/ $129/ $490?
Okay– if you’re worried about spending money right now, I get it. The world feels like a crap storm. So it’s definitely important that you feel safe + supported if we work together.
That said, we both know that it’s impossible to confidently share accurate information about VBAC with birthing families if you don’t know what the research says and have a deep understanding of national guidelines as well as the numerous non-medical factors that inhibit access to VBAC.
If you’re having trouble with the mystery of how to piece together the VBAC evidence with all the political and legal factors, let me help you solve it.
Let's get clear on the evidence together so you can confidently discuss the VBAC research and authentically support those who choose VBAC with the most accurate information rather than trying to do the research yourself and wondering if you answered a specific question correctly.
How much is that worth to you?
Why don't you sell classes individually? Why can't I buy an individual handout?
Bundling the classes and resources together within membership allows us to keep the pricing accessible!
Selling the courses individually would require the pricing to be substantially higher for access to our entire library of VBAC education.
We are committed to providing accessible VBAC education for professionals and the membership allows us to do so at a low monthly fee!
I’m up to my eyeballs with work/email/life. I’m not sure I have the time for this.
That's why I created membership. I want you to be able to quickly and easily understand the evidence without trying to wade through the research yourself. How much time do you spend doing that right now?
Should you try to free up some time to join membership?
Or should you join membership and have it free up some of your time?
You know my answer.
I’ve designed membership for even the most time-strapped professional. I’ve developed a logical sequence for the entire content of membership so twice a month, you will receive an email prompting you to attend the next module or training. You will always know the next step.
Alternatively, you receive instant access to our entire library of resources upon registration so you can attend the trainings and learn more via our research updates and expert interviews in whatever order you would like.
Membership also includes an index so if at any time you have a specific question or what to learn more on a specific topic, you can search the index to see where we have discussed it.
How is VBAC Facts® professional membership different from other VBAC education programs I've seen?
The thing that makes membership different is the 16 years of experience that informs its content and tone.
As an international speaker, expert witness, policy consultant, continuing education provider, VBAC subject matter expert, and consumer advocate, I offer a unique perspective that encompasses the medical research, national guidelines, legal concerns, and other non-medical factors that frequently inhibit access to VBAC.
The other thing that makes this course different is my personal commitment to integrity, honesty, and ethics. This is not just a business for me. This is my life's work.
Does membership 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. Upon completing a training, you will receive an email with further directions.
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.
Who joins VBAC Facts® professional membership?
If you are a perinatal professional who wants to best equip families in advocating for their desired births, membership is for you.
Our members include all types of birth professionals, but one thing ties them together: their passion for VBAC. Their fundamental belief that everyone is entitled to honest, transparent information. Their strong desire to provide the best possible support and latest information to their clients. Their unwavering goal to improve the care that parents seeking VBAC receive.
How can you do this work if you aren't a physician, midwife, or nurse?
One of the most surprising things I've learned over the years - directly from physicians, midwives, nurses, doulas, and childbirth educators - is how little they learn about VBAC during their schooling.
In addition, they report that what they were taught is often inaccurate, biased, and outright contradicts medical evidence, ethics, and national VBAC guidelines published by the American College of OB/GYNs. This is why I became a continuing education provider and have developed trainings for you.
In fact, during one of the seven times I spoke in Florida, a 30-year OB told me that my training was the best he had ever attended on VBAC.
A maternal fetal specialist who attended a training in Texas asked, "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."
A midwife who joined professional membership said, "I highly recommend your teaching and feel it would be invaluable if delivered to all clinicians."
I may not be a clinician, but health care providers around the world follow and respect my work.
Further, because I don't work in a hospital, my hands are not tied in terms of what I can tell you. I'm not bound by hospital policy that forbids me from being honest about the VBAC evidence, national guidelines, and medical ethics.
What is your refund policy?
I want to offer you a 100% risk-free guarantee. When you join, you’ve got 3 days to decide if membership was right for you. If, within those 3 days, you feel like membership isn’t delivering on its promise, I will refund your purchase. Just send an email to [email protected] to let my team know. That’s just the right thing to do.
Can my colleagues join membership? 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! Contact us at [email protected] to learn more about our group discounts.
When does membership start and finish?
Membership starts now and ends when you complete it! Membership consists of existing on-demand trainings, research updates, expert interviews, and downloadable handouts for birthing parents along with new programming or resources that are presented or delivered periodically.
I'll send you emails twice a month with the link to the next lecture or module as well as invitations to the next live event.
How long do I have access to membership?
After enrolling and through the life of your membership, you have unlimited access to our trainings, expert interviews, research updates, downloadable patient handouts, and community - across any and all devices you own.
Do you offer a discounted rate for BIPOC?
Absolutely! A sliding scale is available for BIPOC birth professionals. Contact us for more information.
How can I contribute to the BIPOC Scholarship Fund to support BIPOC birthing people in their VBAC education?
Thank you! You can make a contribution here. As you may know, the VBAC Facts® BIPOC Scholarship Fund enables us to make our courses for professionals and parents 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.
I have another question that wasn't answered here.
Send my team an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you!