Welcome to The VBAC Link Podcast
What is The VBAC Link Podcast and Who Can it Help?
The VBAC Link is a podcast of up-to-date, evidence-based information about VBAC, Cesarean, pregnancy, and more.
Hosted by Julie Francom and Meagan Heaton, the podcast features VBAC moms, doulas, and childbirth educators. The podcast is geared towards making birth after Cesarean a better, more rewarding, and manageable experience.
The podcast brings you weekly episodes of entertaining, informative, and honest discussions with parents and experts from around the world.
Here you will find VBAC stories, repeat Cesarean stories, FAQ episodes with Julie & Meagan, guest interviews, and even a uterine rupture story or two.
The promise to you is always to keep it real.
Preparing for a VBAC can end in a variety of ways. The goal of The VBAC Link podcast is to educate and inform you of ALL the outcomes, so you can best use your education and intuition along with your story as it unfolds.
This podcast is for people looking for real-life experiences combined with factual and evidence-based information about all things VBAC and Cesarean.
In their relatable and concise style, Julie and Meagan help you save time and energy for what matters most.
By providing stories with multiple perspectives and birth outcomes, you gain a better understanding of birth after Cesarean with the evidence to back it up.
One thing is certain: you’re not alone.
There is a community of people just like you waiting to share their experiences. Hearing real birth stories is the first step to feeling prepared and empowered.
Our 5 Most Popular Podcast Episodes
EP22 Healing Birth Trauma
Try not to cry as you listen to Diana share the store of her first birth, a home birth transfer, that was traumatic from arrival at the hospital through her C-section recovery.
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For Birth Partners + What VBAC Dads Want you to Know
Today we interview five different Dads who have been through the VBAC journey with their partner. Listen in as they share their thoughts on doulas, birth, and offer their best advice for birth partners.
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Uterine Rupture Facts & Perspective
The most controversial and fear inducing issue surrounding VBAC is uterine rupture. Although uterine rupture is rare, it does happen. Today we are talking about how to process fear surrounding rupture, what the real facts are, how to recognize it if it happens, and that the real consequences of rupture truly are.
EP69 Shannon's VBA3C + VBAC After Multiple Cesareans
Today we get to hear from Shannon, one of Julie's own doula clients, share the story of her VBA3C (VBAC after 3 Cesareans). So many women are told VBAC is not an option after just one Cesarean, let alone 3. As you listen to Shannon’s story, pay attention to how she tuned into her intuition, got educated, and was completely in control of her pregnancy and the 41 hour long induction at 41 weeks and 5 days.
SE19 Julie and Meagan Answer Your Emails
Today we answer your emails!