Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this priced at $299?
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 nearly impossible to feel peaceful during your pregnancy while trying to navigate a system that routes most people into a repeat cesarean. It is a constant fight.
If you’re having trouble with the mystery of how to piece together the VBAC evidence, let me help you solve it.
Let's get clear on the evidence together so you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and look forward to your birth rather than researching, stressing, and wondering if you made the right choice.
How much is that worth to you?
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 this course. I want you to be able to quickly and easily understand the evidence without wasting more time googling, researching, and scrolling through VBAC groups. How much time do you spend doing that right now?
Should you try to free up some time to take this course?
Or should you take this course and have it free up some of your time?
You know my answer.
I’ve designed this course for even the most time-strapped parent. Each module has short, bitesize lessons so both watching and reflecting on what you want are quick. Plus, I'll email you every 2-3 days with the next lecture so you can easily finish the program in six weeks.
How is "The Truth About VBAC™ for Families" different from other VBAC courses I've seen?
The thing that makes this course 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, consumer advocate AND a mother who has had a cesarean and a VBAC, I offer a unique perspective that encompasses not only the medical research, national guidelines, and legal concerns, but also the emotional journey of a VBAC parent.
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. When I had my cesarean, there was nothing like this available. I had to create it from scratch. You don't need to do that. You don't have to do this alone.
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 have said 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 these same professionals.
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 (high risk OB) 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 our 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 your options. That is the climate in which many physicians, midwives, and nurses work.
They are faced with an ethical dilemma: be upfront about the evidence and your options or possibly lose their jobs. I know numerous physicians and nurses who did the ethical thing - specifically, telling people they could decline a cesarean and plan a VBAC at a hospital that required repeat cesareans per “VBAC bans” - and were ultimately fired or left because the professional pressure was too much. That is the stress that many ethical providers face.
Believe me when I say: There are amazing providers out there who feel like they cannot be totally honest with you because of where they work. It is a crime.
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 this purchase was right for you. If, within those 3 days, you attend Part 1 and 2 and still feel like this course 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 spouse/ partner attend the course?
Absolutely. In fact, I think it is wonderful when partners take this course together. It will really help the two of you to work from the foundation of the same information.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and ends when you complete it! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
I'll send you emails every 2-3 days with the link to the next lecture. If you follow that timeline, you will complete this course in six weeks.
But, if you want to binge it all in one day, you can do that too as you will receive instant access to the entire course upon registration.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do you offer a discounted rate for BIPOC?
Absolutely! A sliding scale is available for BIPOC women and birthing people. 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 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!