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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
VBAC.com
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:VBAC.com
Web address:http://www.vbac.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct677888
Date of initial review: 31 May 2001
Validity of certificate07 Oct 2011 - Oct 2013
Date of last visit15 Nov 2011
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
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.
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For the collaborative platform:

Our blog is moderated occasionally and posteriorly. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.
Internets users commenting on my blog must behave with respect and honesty at all times.
Moderators Reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment they would judge inappropriate.
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2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) is a safe alternative to a routine repeat cesarean. Our aim is to provide evidence-based resources and support about VBAC from a variety of sources; scientific studies, professional guidelines, government reports, birth advocacy groups, as well as successful and established VBAC programs. Our goal is to help women make informed decisions about how they want to give birth and to encourage an honest and respectful dialogue with their caregivers.
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Audience:
VBAC.com provides childbearing women and maternity care professionals access to evidence-based resources, educational materials, and support for VBAC and cesarean prevention.
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Purpose of the website
The information and the links provided on the VBAC.com website are for educational purposes only. Mothers-to-be are encouraged to obtain relevant information, to discuss their options with their maternity care providers and to make safe and informed choices. We welcome all inquires, but will not suggest any medical course of action.
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For the collaborative platform:

Comments posted on this Blog should be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
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3. Confidentiality
Confidentiality
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For the collaborative platform:

We remind you that everyone can read and use your comments. You do not have the possibility to erase your own comments.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Resources
http://www.vbac.com/risks-of-cesarean-birth/
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Portions of this article are taken from Chapter 6 of Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth: Making Informed Decisions.

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For the collaborative platform:

We invite you to provide resources (references, links, ...) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant.
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31 Aug
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For the collaborative platform:
All posts and comments are dated.

31 Aug
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5. Justification of claims
Care providers sometimes offer the mother a drug such as terbutaline to relax the uterine muscles, reduce contractions, and facilitate the breech version. Tocolytic drugs do have side effects for both mother and baby and women should find out what they are.
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For the collaborative platform:

Internet users commenting on my blog must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.
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6. User support and adequation
Postal address and emails provided.
Contact Information
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site is privately funded.
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For the collaborative platform:

Moderators are volunteers.
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8. Advertising policy
No advertisements are accepted.
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For the collaborative platform:

Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.
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