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Meet Jennifer West .. Tips to Avoid Cesarean | March Meet the Doulas

Meet Jennifer West!

Our March MTD's Speaker Jennifer West is the mother of 5 and a DONA trained doula, specializing in VBAC support. In 2012 she organized the Bowling Green, KY chapter of ICAN which she co-led for 3 years, working with local women to prevent unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Births After Cesarean (VBAC). Currently, she is an administrator for a VBAC and Cesarean support group that serves the Bowling Green area. She is also a regional liaison for the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition. Jennifer has been married to her husband, Adam, for 14 years. Adam is a professor at WKU and teaches Family Studies classes in the department of Applied Human Sciences.

Jennifer's vastly different personal birth experiences bring her a wealth of knowledge and empathy during pregnancy and childbirth. Her first birth was a Cesarean birth followed