My guest tonight is Tamara Tait. We will be talking about VBACS and the VBAC Summit and what you need to know about your choices and rights. Trained as a midwife and marriage and family therapist Tamara has a varied background in women’s reproductive health activism and has been working in maternal, infant and child health for the last seven years. Tamara has a deep interest in the sustainability of the midwifery profession and politics as it relates to birth. Currently pursuing a Phd in Family Therapy, her research interests focus on exploring mental health issues that are pervasive during the childbearing year particularly the experience of postpartum depression, post traumatic stress associated with birth and perinatal bereavement. Tamara serves as the Southeast representative on the board of the Midwives Alliance of North America, is the current president of Florida Friends of Midwives, founder of The Monarch Collective and the owner of The Gathering Place in Miami, Florida.