Meet Jen Kamel, the Founder of VBAC Facts
They are told that the ultimate good they can do is to sacrifice themselves for another. And they are cut off from their own needs, wants, desires, health, and bodies.
Flash forward to the time when they have their own children within the medical system.
And the concept of respectful medical care is held up as an impossibility for the sake of the baby.
The truth is, healthy babies, healthy parents, and a respectful birth experience should be the goal.
In that spirit, our community wants to increase VBAC access or have a VBAC themselves. But with so many expert opinions and medical studies flying about, it can be hard for anyone to identify where the truth lies.
And when obstetricians say things like…
Parents feel confused, alone, and scared.
Birth professionals who support VBAC feel frustrated, powerless, and lose hope.
We believe we are all worthy and what happens to the bodies of pregnant people matters.
We believe healthy parents raise healthy babies.
We are against the divisiveness that permeates virtually every decision one must make around pregnancy and childbirth.
We help birth professionals, and parents who have had cesareans, through our membership site for professionals and educational programming for parents that allows them to achieve clarity on the evidence and politics surrounding VBAC.
As a clinical researcher, I find that Jen does an exceptional job in presenting research objectively and in context. It is very refreshing.
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, College of Evolutionary Medicine
Arizona State University
I shared vbacfacts.com with the director of our Obstetrics department because I think Jen does a great job of gathering factual information. He sent it out to everyone in the department!
JoAnn McQueen Yates
Certified Nurse Midwife
Jen does a very important service for women looking to make truly educated decisions.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Thank you Jen for the candles of knowledge that you are lighting all over the world. You offer REALISTIC information and it is a powerful contribution to womankind.
How I can support you
As a nationally recognized consumer advocate and Founder of VBAC Facts®, Jen helps perinatal professionals, and cesarean parents, achieve clarity on vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) through her educational courses for parents, online membership for professionals, continuing education trainings, and consulting services. She speaks at conferences across the country, presents Grand Rounds at hospitals, advises advocates seeking legislative change in their state, and serves as a expert witness in legal proceedings. She envisions a time when every pregnant person seeking VBAC has access to unbiased information, respectful providers, and community support, so they can plan the birth of their choosing in the setting they desire.