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VBAC Facts Membership for Professionals

Spreading Evidence-Based Info About VBAC and Making VBAC More Accessible for All!

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

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

Are you frustrated by the amount of misinformation out there?

Do you want to start a VBAC revolution in your community?

Hi, I'm Jen Kamel. Over the last 10 years, I have planted the seeds of VBAC revolution around the world. Now I'm creating this community so we can come together and increase VBAC access.

 

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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.

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.

 

Or it could be because they were taught
- like many medical students still are -
"once a cesarean, always a cesarean."

11% VBAC Rate

The end result is, 89% of American women have repeat cesareans. It is impossible in many communities for pregnant people to have a VBAC. Many are coerced into repeat cesareans. Even though ACOG says that most people with one prior cesarean are candidates for VBAC.

Surgical births are contributing to our increasing morbidity and mortality rates and - especially when mandated by hospital or provider policy - can cause tremendous emotional turmoil among new parents whose voices were ignored.

 

Families are birthed in a cloud of force and disrespect that can hang over them for months or even years. We can do better. We must do better.

How to increase VBAC access

The very first step to creating change is getting the actual facts into the hands of professionals, administrators, and parents.

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 and even reverse hospital VBAC bans.

 

That's why I created VBAC Facts Membership for Professionals. It's for busy health care professionals, like you, who want to quickly and easily get up to speed on the evidence and stay up to date as new evidence is published, so they can improve VBAC access in their community.

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Your Membership Includes

Existing - and future - VBAC Facts online continuing education trainings 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 as well the midwifery Bridge Certificate)


Existing - and future - VBAC Facts PDF patient handouts on uterine rupture, VBAC induction, and placenta accreta so you can quickly get the facts into the hands of your clients and save your appointments with them for deeper discussion


Monthly Grand Rounds featuring an in-depth review of recently published research on VBAC, cesareans, and related topics so you can quickly incorporate new evidence into your practice and speak intelligently about new research with clients and colleagues


Monthly Expert Interview Series featuring physicians, nurses, doulas, attorneys, and other experts, discussing topics relevant to maternity care as a whole including how to support the traumatized patient during labor, navigating informed consent and refusal, how to set up true collaboration between OBs and out-of-hospital midwives, and so much more


Monthly Q&A call with VBAC Facts Founder Jen Kamel where you can gather with the VBAC Facts Membership from around the world and get your questions answered in real time


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


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Group Rates Available

If you have three or more people, contact us via email to get a group rate.
The more people you have, the deeper the discount!

 

What professionals around
the world say about VBAC Facts

"As an MFM and a physician scientist, I need to know the ins and outs of the data and I don't have time for fluff. I have heard Jen present before and it's impressive how she dissects the relevant studies and analyzes their quality according to methodology, sample size, confounders, etc.

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. 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."

- Emiliano Chavira, MD, MPH, FACOG

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

- Anna Nellikappallil, Certified Nurse-Midwife

"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 Cado, Registered Nurse

"I was feeling helpless in supporting clients with unsupportive providers. I felt they should have the power and information to refuse primary and repeat cesareans, but I was unable to provide solid information. With the VBAC Facts patient handouts and the information provided in 'The Truth About VBAC for Professionals,' I feel I can better empower them (any myself!!)"

- Becca Anderson, Doula, Student Midwife

"I am an owner/administrator/midwife at a birth center in Colorado. We recently have changed our regs to include VBACs in birth centers. Home birth midwives were already doing them fairly frequently. I attended 'The Truth About VBAC for Professionals' because I needed to arm myself with the facts so that when I am challenged (which I know I will be) I can give the facts and defend my position."

- Patty Kandiko, CNM, Birth Center Owner/Certified Nurse Midwife

"I had no knowledge, except horror stories, associated with VBACs. Now that I have attended 'The Truth About VBAC for Professionals,' I am able to inform my clients about their choices so that they can make the right decisions for them and their families. Thank you Jen for being an advocate for change!"


- Bernadette Carrillo, Massage Therapist, Birth & Postpartum Doula

"I provide monitrice care and many of my clients are planning VBACs. I wanted to become more educated on statistics and outcomes so I could educate my clients and provide them with the best informed consent of their options. Plus, I wanted to labor with my clients as safely as possible. After attending 'The Truth About VBAC for Professionals,' I am leaving with all that information!"

- April Oglesby, Registered Nurse

"I am currently working at a pregnancy resource center and a lot of the women who come to us have had a primary cesarean. 'The Truth About VBAC for Professionals' has equipped me with factual information that I can now provide to my clients. Thank you!!"

- Chantell Quiroz, Nursing Student/Doula

"I have always been a VBAC supporter and generally knew the risks/benefits of VBAC vs. ERCS, but seeing the percentages spelled out from all the data made a big impact on how I can address information with my clients and community."

- Sara Sanchez, Licensed and Certified Professional Midwife

Your Instructor


Jen Kamel
Jen Kamel

As a nationally recognized consumer advocate and Founder of VBAC Facts, Jen Kamel helps birth professionals, and cesarean parents, achieve clarity on vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) through her educational courses, training programs, and consulting services. She speaks at conferences across the country, presents Grand Rounds at hospitals, advises advocates seeking legislative change in their state, and serves as a expert witness in legal proceedings. She envisions 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.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Who generally joins the VBAC Facts Membership for Professionals?
This membership is for you if: - you are a physician, midwife, nurse, childbirth educator, doula, lactation consultant, or similar professional who cares for birthing families and - you who want to increase VBAC access in your community, including reversing VBAC bans.
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, 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 Grand Rounds, Q&A call, or Expert Interview live?
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!
How do you decide what topic to cover in your next training or handout?
The topics covered in future courses and patient handouts will be entirely determined by the interests of the 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 via email at info at vbacfacts dot com for more information. The bigger the group, the deeper the discount!
What is your refund policy?
Due to the nature of our various downloadable materials, refunds are available within 3 days of your purchase.

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Csmtdmvcrsqa4hh6ywza

VBAC Facts Membership for Professionals

Spreading Evidence-Based Info About VBAC and Making VBAC More Accessible for All!

  Let's Get Started!