The VBAC Education Project, created independently by Nicette Jukelevics, is offered to the community at no cost. This free, evidenced-based educational project comes with modules and handouts for parents, birth advocates, professionals, and hospitals, and can be used by both laypersons and professionals alike to empower women to be aware of their birth options after cesarean. Disclaimer: All of the content provided within the VBAC Education Project, including text, outcomes, charts, webinars, graphics, photographs, and images, are for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The content is not intended to establish a standard of care to be followed by a user of the website. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health. ICAN is a peer-to-peer support group, and does not provide medical services or advice. The views and opinions expressed in the VBAC Education Project are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of ICAN. The author is not a representative or officer of ICAN.
A Teaching Tool for Parents & Birth Professionals
The VBAC Education Project (VEP), created by Nicette Jukelevics of Vbac.com, and endorsed by the International Childbirth Education Association and the International Cesarean Awareness Network, was developed to empower women to make their own decisions about how they want to give birth after a cesarean and to provide VBAC-friendly birth professionals and caregivers with the tools and resources to support them.
The VBAC Education Project consists of four parts:
Deciding if A VBAC Is Right for You: A Parent’s Guide (slide set, Introduction and 14 modules)
Resources for VBAC and Physiologic Birth: A Parent’s Guide
Educational Handouts for Parents: A Parent’s Guide
VBAC For Educators: A Teaching Guide (e-book)
For hospitals and birth professionals:
Hospital Policies that Support VBAC, Family-Centered Cesarean, and Informed Choice
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