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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:
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 advocate, or a health care provider, this is an easy way to help share the facts one person at a time!
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