March 27, 2023 1:26 PM EDT (EZ Newswire)
TORRANCE, CA -- VBAC.com, a leading resource for information on vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), is excited to announce the redesign of its website and the release of the 2022 edition of the VBAC Education Project as a free download.
The VBAC Education Project (VEP) is a comprehensive guide to VBAC, featuring up-to-date information on the latest research, practical tips for preparing for VBAC, and inspiring stories of successful VBAC experiences.
VBAC is a safe alternative to a routine repeat cesarean and is recommended as an option by the world's leading professional associations of obstetricians and gynecologists. Evidence tells us that about 70 to 75 percent of women who labor for a VBAC give birth safely and avoid the complications of a surgical birth, yet many mothers in the United States who want to labor for a VBAC are not given a choice.
Repeat cesareans put mothers at risk for serious complications including life-threatening hemorrhage, blood clots, infection, surgical adhesions, cardiac complications, hysterectomy, uterine rupture, and a higher risk of serious problems related to the placenta. Most expectant parents are not aware of these complications.
Babies born by cesarean are at greater risk of having complications including breathing problems and asthma and are more likely to need specialized care from a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) after birth. With a cesarean birth, babies are less likely to have skin-to-skin contact and to be exclusively breastfed.
About 70 to 75 percent of women who labor for a VBAC have a healthy birth. Yet many birthing families in the United States who want to labor for a VBAC find it difficult to access VBAC-friendly medical care and ultimately have a routine repeat cesarean.
The VBAC Education Project (VEP) was designed to provide transparency, clarity, support, and guidance regarding birth options available to women and pregnant families who had a prior cesarean to empower decision-making that is right for them.
Whether expectant families ultimately choose a hospital, birth center, home-based VBAC, or repeat cesarean, this toolkit will provide them with evidence-based information, helpful strategies, and resources that will enable them to make their own decisions about how to give birth.
The new design of the website aims to improve user experience and make it easier for visitors to access the wealth of information available on VBAC. The redesigned website features a modern and user-friendly interface, with improved navigation and search functionality. Visitors will also be able to access new resources and interactive tools, to help them make informed decisions about VBAC.
"We are thrilled to unveil the new design of VBAC.com and to offer the 2022 edition of the VBAC Education Project as a free download," said Nicette Jukelevics, founder of VBAC.com. "Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on VBAC, and we believe that these updates will make it easier for visitors to access this information and make informed decisions about their birth options."
To download the 2022 edition of the VBAC Education Project and explore the newly redesigned VBAC.com website, visit www.VBAC.com.
Nicette Jukelevics, MA, ICCE
Founder of VBAC.com
Author of the VBAC Education Project