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The VBAC Facts Bumper Sticker!

Many people believe that VBAC is an unsafe choice that only selfish women make. Yet imagine if those in your community knew what major medical organizations actually said. The American College of OB/GYNs and the National Institutes of Health describe VBAC as a safe, reasonable, and appropriate option for most women. Elevate the conversation. Besides, who doesn’t want to have the word “vaginal” on their bumper?

  • 11″ x 3″ magnetic or non-magnetic bumper sticker.
  • Printed in Los Angeles, CA from materials made in the USA.
  • These bumper stickers are durable, water resistant and UV resistant.
  • Accepting orders within the United States. Please email for a shipping quote outside of the United States.

 


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The VBAC Facts Micro Brochure

Carry the power and knowledge of VBAC Facts in your pocket! These premium 100lb 3.5″ x 2″ matte finish folding business cards contain the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding post-cesarean birth options. The front of the card even has space for your contact information that you can either stamp, write in, or affix with clear mailing labels.

The inside and back of the card is full of information from the Quick Facts page. Due to their small size, they are convenient to carry and distribute without having bulky pamphlets in your pocket or purse making it very easy to hand one to:

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    a woman who has had a cesarean and is interested in a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean),
  • your mom who thinks VBAC is illegal,
  • the nurse at your doctor’s office who inquires why you aren’t scheduling a cesarean,
  • your friend who is unaware of the risks of repeat cesareans,
  • your old unsupportive obstetrician along with your termination of care letter informing him/her that you found a supportive health care provider,
  • your aunt who thinks VBACs are excessively risky,
  • your coworker who simply wants a VBAC, but doesn’t know where you start.

How many times have you been in a situation like this, and so what to say something, but can’t think of the right words?  Or worse, said the wrong thing?

Post-cesarean birth options can be a touchy subject and yet when someone expresses an interest in learning more, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start.  It can also be difficult to explain, or even defend, your choice to have a VBAC to people who really believe that VBAC is simply an unsafe choice.  Sometimes they need to see the quotes directly from the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists (ACOG), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and respected medical studies to realize that the conventional wisdom about VBAC that they have adopted is incorrect.

The Micro Brochure solves those problems and shares facts and quotes in a clear manner with complete citations including:

  • ACOG’s stance on VBACs
  • How the rate of maternal complications compares in a VBAC vs. ERCS vs. CBAC (when a planned VBAC ends in a cesarean it’s called a cesarean birth after cesarean)
  • The rate of uterine rupture after one low transverse cesarean
  • How the rate of uterine rupture compares to other obstetrical complications
  • Some of the cesarean risks that increase with each surgery
  • How the risks of uterine rupture and other complications decrease after the first VBAC
  • What the National Institutes of Health says about VBAC vs. ERCS (elective repeat cesarean section)
  • How 92% of American women have repeat cesareans and why
  • Laws regarding VBAC in America
  • How ACOG’s 1999 “immediately available” recommendation has come to limit accessibility to VBAC via VBAC bans
  • How ACOG’s 2010 recommendations say that women should not be forced to have a cesarean.

All of this information on one folding business card complete with footnotes and a link to VBAC Facts where they can look up the citations and read more. Whether you are a mom, a birth professional, or a health care provider, this is an easy way to help share the facts one person at a time!


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8 comments to Shop

  • Hello Jennifer
    We met at the NIH VBAC Conference last year. I am very happy to inform you that the American edition of my book on VBAC has just been published : Birthing Normally After a Cesarean or Two – A Guide for Pregnant Women. The publisher is : Fresh Heart http://www.freshheart.co.uk/publising/
    Please don’t hesitate to write me if you want more information about the book.
    Thanks,
    Hélène

  • Sarah

    Hello, I am very interested in the VBAC card, but want to know that I am providing recent evidence-based information. Is there any way to know what the sources are for the info on this card? Thanks for any information.

    • Jen Kamel

      Sarah,

      I completely understand and feel the same way about the information I share. That is why I provide the citation for each statistic on the card even though it takes up quite a bit of space. Studies I reference on the card include Landon (2004) and Mercer (2006). You can look up each citation on the bibliography page: http://vbacfacts.com/bibliography.

      Warmly,

      Jen

  • Sarah a

    I wa wondering if u have card templates that provide space for personal contact info? Or for a biz info?

    • Jen Kamel

      Sarah,

      That is a really great idea! The hard part is deciding what text to delete on the card to allow room!

      I also have two PDF, letter sized handouts. The first is entitled “Quick Facts: Birth after Cesarean“. It’s one page. The front page is the narrative and the back page lists the bibliography. The second PDF is entitled “American Women Speak About VBAC” which includes quotes from women all over the USA sharing why the option of VBAC is important to them. I created for and distributed it at the March 2010 National Institutes of Health VBAC Conference.

      These two handouts can easily accommodate individual personal contact info.

      Hope this helps!

      Jen

  • Hi Jen ~

    The “Quick Facts: Birth after Cesarean” document ~ is this something that we may save and print out ourselves? Or do we need to order copies via the website?

    I wasn’t sure if it was something I could print out at home and hand out to VBAC clients ~ wanted to double check. Thanks for all of your hard work ~ it’s certainly appreciated!

    Amber

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