I’ve had one emergency cesarean, one planned cesarean, one VBA2C with an epidural and one VBA2C completely unmedicated. I’ve delivered in four different hospitals and I’ve interviewed countless providers looking for evidence based care. I am the kind of woman who does her research, and knows what she wants.
From 2012-2016, I was the chapter leader of ICAN of Phoenix. It was a tremendous opportunity to understand at a broader level what impact our high cesarean rate has on women. I co-led with another VBAC warrior, and we hosted monthly meetings to share stories, provide support and educate the community on VBAC rights and the value of avoiding unnecessary cesareans.
In 2016, I was trained and certified as a doula and started supporting births as a labor and delivery doula. That experience gave me valuable experience in the mechanics of birth and taught me a LOT about navigating the birth system. I remained specialized in supporting VBAC births and I was honored to serve hundreds of VBAC clients through support groups, community service and doula work since then.
In 2020, I opened VBAC Academy. I hope this can be your last stop for getting the education and support you need. Keep in touch!
Our goal is to increase access and demand for VBAC births in America through education and training of birth professionals, so that all women can have empowered and respectful birth experiences; regardless of the method of delivery being vaginal or c-section birth.
We serve parents & professionals.
We offer training & certification for birth professionals looking to specialize in VBAC support.
For parents we offer classes, resources & access to an incredible birth team.
The short answer is we provide virtual tools accessible to anyone able to read english. We also have VBAC PROs and VBAC Academy ambassador positions that are located around the US - click here to check them out. They offer virtual & in-person support in most cases.
VBAC is universal; and the fight to normalize birth after cesarean is a world-wide issue. VBAC Academy is located in the United States but frequently blends in guidance or news from other countries. Additionally, many studies and reviews posted include data from all over the world. We are all human and the impacts we're experiencing from too many cesareans and not enough vaginal births is felt by everyone.
Jenni Froment started VBAC Academy in 2020, but has been supporting VBAC in various capacities since 2012. She has had two VBA2C births; one medicated and one unmedicated. Both births were at a hospital. For more on Jenni’s back story, click here.
Jeannie Nelson recently joined the team as a VBAC Academy ambassador. She trains the parent classes and co-hosts community events with Jenni. Jeannie has had one cesarean birth, one hospital VBAC and is planning an upcoming HBAC this fall.
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