"Truth About VBAC" Online Workshop with Jen Kamel
- Health & Wellness
Due to the twenty year gap between research and practice, many Americans still think “once a cesarean, always a cesarean,” even though the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are clear: VBAC is a safe, reasonable, and appropriate option for most women with one prior cesarean and some women with two prior cesareans.
The mission of VBAC Facts is to close the gap between what the best practice guidelines from ACOG and the NIH say about VBAC and repeat cesarean and what people generally believe. While making information relative to post-cesarean birth options easily accessible to the people who seek it, VBAC Facts strives to create a deep understanding of “the why” by providing political and historical context of the current VBAC climate as well as medical and scientific context for understanding obstetrical risk and evaluating birth-related research. VBAC Facts is an advocate for accurate and fair information and does not promote a specific mode of delivery, type of health care professional, or birth location.
Developed and presented by Jen Kamel, Founder/ Director of VBAC Facts, “The Truth About VBAC: History, Politics & Stats” delivers an evidence-based and unbiased review of interesting, pertinent, and hard to find information relative to post-cesarean birth options. It is a solid and fully-cited compilation of statistics, analysis, recommendations, and observations directly from respected medical journals, professionals, and organizations such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Institutes of Health.
This comprehensive workshop answers many questions such as:
The natural audience of this workshop includes:
This workshop is entirely “guy friendly.” There are no pictures or videos of women laboring and, surprisingly, not a whole lot of “vagina talk.”
It’s so important for spouses to be in agreement on family size and how babies are born because if they are not, it can cause significant strife in the relationship and result in resentment and even betrayal. When both partners have access to the same information, they are able to review their options and have an intelligent conversation about how they wish to move forward.
Also, when guys get this info, they share it with their guy friends. It is so important to educate men as well as women about this topic because because it impacts them too! While childbirth has historically been considered “women’s stuff,” that is changing as men are realizing that what happens to their wives and children is drastically important to them as well.
Finally, since the workshop includes lots of facts, charts, and numbers, guys really dig it.
Nursing babies in arms are ok. Keep in mind that most people find themselves writing notes throughout the class. It might be helpful to bring your husband/partner via the couples ticket so you can switch off baby holding and note writing! If you baby begins crying or is disruptive, you will need to step outside with them until they calm.
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 too late to learn.
The mission of VBAC Facts is simple: to make hard-to-find, interesting, and pertinent information relative to post-cesarean birth options easily accessible to the people who seek it. VBAC Facts does not advocate for a specific mode of delivery, birth attendant or birth location.
While Jen had a wonderful home VBAC and it was the right choice for her, other women find that the right choice for them is a hospital VBAC with pain medication or a repeat cesarean and that is their decision to make with their body. This class is a respectful environment and as such, your choices will be respected. There is no “right way” to birth, only the right way for you. Learn more about Jen’s unique style of advocacy.
Yes! Those who attend an in-person class, webinar, or watch the video at their own pace (within 30 days of receiving the video link), can earn 6.6 continuing education hours from the California Board of Registered Nursing. These CEs are accepted by all RN boards, NARM, ICEA, Lamaze, DONA, and CAPPA as well as many other medical and health organizations.
Confirm that your licensing body accepts nursing CEs.
Not all organizations accept continuing education hours earned via on-line classes or videos. Check with your particular organization.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Continuing Education Provider #16238, for 6.6 continuing education hours.
Yes, we will be taking an hour long lunch break. You can either bring your own lunch and eat with other attendees or enjoy one of the local restaurants.
About VBAC Facts
The mission of VBAC Facts is to close the gap between what the best practice guidelines from ACOG and the NIH say about VBAC and repeat cesarean and what people generally believe. While making information relative to post-cesarean birth options easily accessible to the people who seek it, VBAC Facts strives to create a deep understanding of “the why” by providing political and historical context of the current VBAC climate as well as medical and scientific context for understanding obstetrical risk and evaluating birth-related research. VBAC Facts is an advocate for accurate and fair information and does not promote a specific mode of delivery, type of health care professional, or birth location. Read more about this unique approach.
About Jennifer Kamel
When Jennifer Kamel, Founder/Director of VBAC Facts, had her cesarean in 2004 for single footling breech presentation, she had no idea how hard it would be to find fair, unbiased, and accurate information on post-cesarean birth options. With her professional history as a commercial real estate research manager performing demographic and geographic analysis for international, national, and local companies, she was accustomed to gathering information, analyzing it, and presenting her findings in everyday terms. After her cesarean, she directed her skill set to post-cesarean birth options. Upon her VBAC in 2007, she looked at the information she had acquired in light of all the misinformation and confusion that dominated many exchanges on the internet. VBAC Facts was born.
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