Last week there was yet another “chasing our tails” debate about VBAC vs. repeat cesarean on yet another VBAC/ birth/ parenting message board on-line. You’ve seen them. They usually degenerate into:
“You are selfish for planning a VBAC!”
“Yeah? Well you are uninformed for planning a repeat cesarean!”
[Insert accusations of martyrdom for planning an [...]
The way I do things
VBAC Facts communicates differently than many others who speak or write about birth. Rather than advocating for a specific decision, we advocate for access to information. Specifically, the mission of VBAC Facts is to close the gap between what the best practice guidelines from ACOG and the NIH say [...]
I am so excited to announce the Micro Brochure, a folding business card that features the most important information on post-cesarean birth options as well as space for your contact information! [...]
I’m so excited for the latest VBAC documentary, “Trial of Labor,” to come out!
One of the filmmakers, Robert Humphreys, attended a class I taught in Los Angeles in March 2010 so I feel a special connection to this project which has ICAN’s stamp of approval.
There is still time for you to help bring [...]
In July 2012, I was interviewed by a community radio station in Florida. I was asked about who made a good VBAC candidate, the risks and benefits of VBAC, the laws relating to VBAC, navigating VBAC bans, and popular VBAC myths. [...]
In an effort to bring the consumer perspective to the 2010 NIH VBAC Conference, Jennifer Kamel, Founder of VBAC Facts, asked women across America, “Why is the option of VBAC important to you?” This is what they said. [...]
I’m forwarding this from ICAN. Please forward far and wide. We have the government’s attention. They are ready to hear our stories. Let’s turn the frustration, anger, and pain into real change!
If you have have discriminated against due to your prior cesarean, our government needs to hear about it!
ICAN needs stories about discriminatory [...]
This was emailed out on the ICAN list:
As you are likely aware, many women are denied access to VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) because of hospital policies and outright bans. Attorneys with the Northwest Women’s Law Center in Seattle are looking at this issue.
It requires that the woman is planning [...]
This post on a pregnancy message board under the subject “Inducing at 38 weeks” was the catalyst of a discussion on the ICAN email list (emphasis mine):
I’m for it! There is NOTHING wrong with me, actually not even THAT uncomfortable (knock on wood!), and my Dr. is inducing me at 38 1/2 weeks! The [...]