The VBAC Journal

Jen Kamel on VBAC and the Importance of Birth Options

"Your Birth, Your Worth" is a podcast exploring the link between feelings of worthiness and birth and postpartum experiences.  Spoiler alert: you are worthy because you are you.  There are no conditions on your worthiness. Our mission is to help you believe in your...

The Damaging Message we Receive about VBAC

Planning a VBAC is often fraught with worry and concern.  When I work with people who hope to VBAC, we always explore their fears.  Many of them share fears about birthing again, especially if they've had a previous traumatic birth.  Many are worrried about finding a...

Why and How to Write a VBAC Birth Plan

Lately I’ve noticed people dismissing the idea of creating a VBAC birth plan.  They claim that creating one gives the false illusion that we can control birth.  I understand that fear to an extent. It’s true that we can’t control birth. But I’m still a big believer in...

Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast: Episode 4

“Your Birth, Your Worth” is a podcast exploring the link between feelings of worthiness and birth and postpartum experiences.  Spoiler alert: you are worthy because you are you.  There are no conditions on your worthiness. Our mission is to help you believe in your...

Rebecca’s Story: Switching VBAC Providers

Rebecca is an inspiring woman who took matters into her own hands and switched providers when she realized that staying with her current OB wasn't going to give her the best chance at having a VBA2C.  She graciously allowed me to share her story because I want to help...

Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast: Episode 2

"Your Birth, Your Worth" is a podcast exploring the link between feelings of worthiness and birth and postpartum experiences.  Spoiler alert: you are worthy because you are you.  There are no conditions on your worthiness. Our mission is to help you believe in your...

Questions to Ask your VBAC Provider

"What questions should I ask my VBAC provider?"  This is one of the main things I'm asked by people planning VBACs.  Before sharing a list of suggested questions, I want to make it clear that there's no need to choose a VBAC provider until you're sure they're fully...

Your Birth, Your Worth Podcast: Episode 1

I'm thrilled to be launching and co-hosting this podcast with postpartum doula extraordinaire, Darcy Sauers!  "Your Birth, Your Worth" is a podcast exploring the link between feelings of worthiness and birth and postpartum experiences.  Spoiler alert: you are worthy...

2 Things you Might not Know about Induction & VBAC

There’s a lot of misinformation about the safety of induction for a VBAC. You’ll hear people say that induction should never be used during a VBAC. You’ll even find obstetricians and midwives who have a blanket policy of not inducing for VBACs. On the other hand,...

What You Need to Know About Your Birth Experience

Hoping for a positive and supported birth experience, I hired a doula for the birth of my first child over 8 years ago.  As my pregnancy went on and approached my due date, we learned that my baby was breech.  We tried to encourage him to turn, but nothing worked. ...