About Nicette

Nicette Jukelevics, MA, ICCE  is an independent consultant, childbirth educator, researcher, speaker,  and author of Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth: Making Informed Decisions.  and the VBAC Education Project, an evidence-based on-line teaching tool for parents and perinatal professionals. In collaboration with the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) and the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) the Project is freely available for download across the globe. Nicette founded VBAC.com in 1998, the first evidence-based, online resource on the subject. Recently, Nicette served on the Advisory Committee for the Toolkit To Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans, a project of the California Maternal Quality Care CollaborativeIntro.key.

For over 30 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  published The Risks of Cesarean Section: A CIMS Fact Sheet, endorsed by 19 organizations. 

Nicette  is past chair of Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS). She also served on the Board of the International Childbirth Education Association and DONA International.

Nicette is proud to have received the 2013 CIMS Advocate Award for her commitment to spreading awareness of Mother-Friendly care through direct communication and outreach and the 2015 Doris Haire Lifetime Achievement Award from ICEA. She continues to advocate for woman-centered , evidence-based, safer childbirth.


Contact Information

Nicette Jukelevics, MA, ICCE

Center For Family
24050 Madison St. Suite 100H
Torrance, CA 90505

General Information: nicette@vbac.com

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Updated, January 26, 2017.