Making birth after Cesarean better.
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At The VBAC Link, our mission is to make birth after Cesarean better, by helping parents preparing for VBAC birth build confidence in their birth choices.
We are Julie Francom and Meagan Heaton; between the two of us we have supported over 700 parents in their VBAC journeys, have had three HBAC’s, and one VBA2C. We get you!
Besides our VBAC courses for Parents and Doulas, you will want to make sure you check out our podcast of VBAC stories, VBAC blogs, and our Facebook community of support. We also have a collection of VBAC doulas to help you during your VBAC pregnancy and more!
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Welcome to The VBAC Link
We are Julie Francom (left) & Meagan Heaton (right)
Along with being doulas and moms, we have a passion for all things VBAC and empowering moms to play an active role in their pregnancy and birth by finding out the true VBAC risks and benefits.
With 4 kids under 6, Julie is always caffeinated and takes pride in finding new ways to encourage her kids to help tidy up. Current fave: cleaning dance parties!
Meagan is always on the go. Between doulaing for clients, running half marathons, and speaking and teaching about VBAC she likes long walks around the block with her husband at night so they can connect and catch up.
20 Questions You Should Ask When Interviewing a Doula
We are firm believers here in doula support during any birth, but especially a VBAC. A Cochrane review on continuous labor support with a doula shows 39% decrease in the chance of having a C-section (read about additional benefits here). Our online directory of VBAC-trained doulas that can be found here is a good place …
Birth does not define you- CAM
April is always a big month here at The VBAC Link because it is Cesarean Awareness Month. It can be a really hard month for some, and we understand that 100%. Social media can be hard to see because all month long, you will likely see a lot of posts that may be triggering. Cesarean …
Using a Rebozo During Labor
During pregnancy and childbirth, it is helpful to have many tools you can access in your tool belt while preparing for your VBAC, and to use during labor. These tools help you create a positive and, empowering birth experience. One of the tools we enjoy using as doulas is a rebozo. The use of rebozo …