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The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit
organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing
unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean
recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).


Education
Being educated is an important part of childbirth preparation. Whether you’re trying to avoid a cesarean, plan a family centered cesarean, preparing for a VBAC, or just learning about your birth options – ICAN is here for you! Maybe you’ve heard this before, but there’s a phrase we adore that says: “If you don’t know your options – you don’t have any.” Read More >

Support
After a difficult birth, parents must often cope with the physical and/or emotional scars left behind. Many parents are surprised to find out how stressful planning another pregnancy can also be! ICAN is here to listen and support you on your journey. Moms may face physical pain, emotional distress, regret, relief, fear, or any number of other challenges. Read More >

Advocacy
At ICAN – we support families as they work to advocate for themselves. With cesarean rates at all time highs – we as women must now assume more responsibility for our own births. As an organization, ICAN also advocates on behalf of the families in our communities – having critical conversations with international and regional organizations, researchers, Read More >

Announcements

  • Announcing ICAN of Paso Del Norte

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Paso Del Norte

    Chapter Leader: Naomi Fertman

    Email: pasodelnorte.tx@ican-online.org

    Serving El Paso, TX; Las Cruces, NM

    Thank you Naomi, for bringing ICAN support to your area!

  • Announcing ICAN of Western Montana

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Western Montana

    Chapter Leader: Stacey Dunn

    Email: western.mt@ican-online.org

    Serving Hamilton, Missoula, Polson, and Kalispell

    Thank you Stacey, for bringing ICAN support to your area!

  • Announcing ICAN of South MS

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of South MS

    Chapter Leader: Kayla Smith

    Email: south.ms@ican-online.org

    Serving Pearl River County and surrounding areas

    Thank you Kayla, for bringing ICAN support to your area!

  • ICAN Names Elizabeth Aldea the March 2015 Volunteer of the Month

    Read more…

  • Announcing ICAN of the CSRA

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of the CSRA

    Chapter Leader: Brittany Williamson

    Email: csra.sc@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 287

    Serving Augusta, GA and Aiken, SC

    Thank you, Brittany, for bringing ICAN support to your area!

  • Announcing ICAN of Dekalb County

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Dekalb County

    Chapter Leader: Caitlin Arwen

    Email: dekalbcounty.il@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 286

    Serving Dekalb County and Northern Illinois

    Thank you, Caitlin, for bringing ICAN support to your area!

  • Announcing ICAN of Madison

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Madison

    Chapter Leader: Rebecca Kavan

    Email: madison.wi@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 285

    Serving Greater Madison Area

    Thank you, Rebecca, for reviving ICAN support to your area!

  • Announcing ICAN of Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Corridor

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Corridor

    Chapter Leader: Melanie Rainbow-Harel

    Co-Leader: Brianne Ball

    Email: iowacity.ia@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 284

    Serving Iowa City, Cedar Rapids Corridor, Linn and Johnson Counties

    Thank you, Melanie and Brianne, for bringing ICAN support to your area!

  • Announcing ICAN of South Central Alaska

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of South Central Alaska

    Chapter Leader: Lynalice Bandy

    Email: southcentral.ak@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 277

    Serving Anchorage, Eagle River, JBER, Mat-Su Valley

    Thank you, Lynalice, for bringing ICAN support to your area!

  • Announcing ICAN of Cape Town, Africa

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Cape Town

    Chapter Leader: Farha Ismail

    Email: capetown.af@ican-online.org

    Serving Cape Town, Africa

    Thank you, Farha, for bringing ICAN support to your area!

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