I am thrilled to be teaching my “Truth About VBAC” class at the VBAC Summit Pre-Conference Session on Friday, August 17, 2012 in Miami, Florida!
Over the course of 4 hours, “The Truth About VBAC” delivers an evidence-based review of interesting and hard to find information relative to post-cesarean birth options to parents, birth advocates, and medical professionals. It is jam packed with statistics and recommendations directly from respected medical journals, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- Repeat Cesarean vs. VBAC Realities
- Factors of Uterine Rupture
- Maternal & Infant Outcomes
- Risks of Hospital vs. Out-of-Hospital Birth
- ACOG & NIH VBAC Recommendations
- The Marketing of “Risk”
- Hospital VBAC Strategies
- Elements of VBAC Success
- Hospital VBAC Bans
A mom with two prior cesareans:
This class is all about the facts. It is low pressure. It gives you information from scientific journals that will help you make the best decision for you and your baby At the end, you get to decide which set of risks you are willing to accept. It opened my husband’s eyes. Even though I’ve been telling him, he needed to hear the research and the numbers. Thank you!!!
A labor & delivery nurse:
Thanks for an outstanding class! It was very nice meeting you. Your hard work and dedicated research is incredibly impressive. Knowledge is Power, wish it would rub off on the whole OB community. I think the trend to eventually turn that direction for women’s choice of birth options will happen as more people put that kind of pressure on the issue. Bravo to you!
A mom with one prior cesarean:
My husband and I certainly felt even more confident after the class. I would definitely recommend it to anyone considering a VBAC.
Do I need to be pregnant to attend?
If you have had a cesarean and are considering your birth options, the best time to collect information is before you get pregnant. Then you have time to conduct your research and assemble your birth team without a due date looming. That said, it is never to late to learn.
But I live an hour away!
The average person who attends the class drives 45 minutes one way. 21% drive between 1 – 2 hours and 18% drive over two hours the attend this class! Don’t let distance hold you back!
Is your goal to convince women to have a VBAC?
I had a wonderful VBAC with my son. It was the right choice for me. However, you may find that the right choice for you is a repeat cesarean and that is your decision to make with your body. The objective of the class is to make hard to find and interesting information relative to post-cesarean birth options easily accessible to the people who seek it, not to convince anyone to make a specific decision. This class is a respectful environment and as such, your choices will be respected.
VBACfacts.com (Website) and “The Truth About VBAC” classes (Class) are designed to share interesting and hard to find information on post-cesarean birth options.
Information is shared via the Website and Class with the understanding that Jennifer Kamel is not a medical professional and she is not qualified to provide medical advice. If medical advice is required, the services of a competent medical professional should be sought.
It is not the purpose of the Website or Class to provide all the information that is otherwise available, but instead to complement, amplify and supplement other texts. The Website and Class are not comprehensive resources and should not be used as such.
Every effort has been made to make the Website and Class as accurate as possible. However, there may be mistakes, both typographical and in content. Therefore, the Website and Class should be used only as a general guide and not as the ultimate source of birth after cesarean information. Furthermore, this Website and Class contains information on birth after cesarean that is current only up to the published date.
You are encouraged to perform your own research and analysis and together with your qualified care provider, make a medical decision appropriate for your individual situation. For more information, see the many resources listed in the bibliography.
The purpose of the Website and Class is to educate and entertain. The author shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused, or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information contained in the Website or Class.
If you do not wish to be bound by the above, you may refrain from reading the website or attending the class.