Nicette Jukelevics, MA, ICCE is a childbirth educator, researcher and author of Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth: Making Informed Decisions. For over 25 years Nicette had the privilege of helping thousands of expectant families to prepare for childbirth, VBAC and early parenting. She has presented on cesarean and VBAC issues at national conferences and for advanced doula trainings across the U.S. With co-author, Henci Goer, Nicette recently published The Risks of Cesarean Section: A CIMS Fact Sheet.
Nicette is past chair of Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) and continues to volunteer for the non-profit organization, currently as Ambassador. She also served on the Board of the International Childbirth Education Association and DONA International.
Nicette also presents on Making the Case for Mother-Friendly Birth Practices and serves as a consultant for maternity care professionals who seek to implement the Ten Steps of the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative. In 2013 the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services presented her with the CIMS Advocate Award for her commitment to spreading awareness of Mother-Friendly care through direct communication and outreach.
Her articles have been featured in several publications including Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, Mothering Magazine, International Journal of Childbirth Education, The Guide To A Healthy Birth and International Doula Magazine.
Her VBAC Fact Sheet was published in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Reducing Cesarean Section Rates While Maintaining Maternal and Infant Outcomes, Breakthrough Series Guide.
Nicette Jukelevics, MA, ICCE
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Updated, September 19, 2012.