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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

  • Website and Email Issues

    Due to a recent technical issue, we have had some issues with our email accounts. If you have emailed a chapter or ICAN position in the last few days, please resend your email again so that we may help you.

  • September 2014 ICAN Volunteer of the Month

    ICAN is pleased to announce Megan Nickel-Martin as the September 2014 ICAN Volunteer of the Month!

    Read more here

  • ICAN Chapters Rally to Improve Birth

    ICAN chapters throughout the country participated in the 3rd annual “Rally to Improve Birth” yesterday and last weekend in an effort to bring attention to the cesarean rate in the United States as well as the issue of birth traumas. Read more here….

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