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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 North Texas

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of North Texas

    Chapter Leader: Danielle Erwin

    Email: north.tx@ican-online.org

    Serving DFW and North Texas

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

  • ICAN Names Brianna Barker the January 2015 Volunteer of the Month

    Read more…

  • Announcing ICAN of Delaware

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Delaware

    Chapter Leader: Joanna Francis

    Serving the State of Delaware

    Thank you Joanna for bringing ICAN to Delaware!

  • Announcing ICAN of Lowcountry, SC
    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Lowcountry, SC

    Chapter Leader: Samantha Mahon

    Serving Charleston County, Dorchester County, Berkley County, and Beaufort

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Douglas County, KS
    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Douglas County, Kansas

    Chapter Leader: Melinda Toumi

    Serving Douglas County
    Thank you Melinda for bringing ICAN in your area and offering support to the community!
  • Announcing ICAN of Billings
    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Billings, MT

    Chapter Leader: Amy Queen

    Serving Billings, MT and surrounding counties

    Thank you Amy for your continued leadership and for offering support to the community!
  • Announcing ICAN of Rhode Island

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Rhode Island
    Chapter Leader: Rachel Chiartas

    rhodeisland.ri@ican-online.org

    Serving the State of Rhode Island
    Thank you Rachel for reviving the chapter and  offering support to the community!
  • Announcing ICAN of Birmingham
    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Birmingham, AL

    Chapter Leader: Natalie Short

    Serving Birmingham, AL
    Thank you Natalie, for reviving the chapter and offering support to the community!
  • Announcing ICAN of Rockland County
    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Rockland County

    Chapter Leader: Rosemarie Gonzalez

    Serving Rockland County, NY

    Thank you, Rosemarie, for bringing ICAN support to Rockland County!

  • Announcing ICAN of Hampton Roads
    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Hampton Roads, VA

    Chapter Leader: Paige Carness

    Serving Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth, VA

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Richmond, VA
    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Richmond, VA

    Chapter Leader: Emily Bruno

    Serving Richmond, VA

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Santa Barbara
    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Santa Barbara, CA

    Chapter Leader: Virginia Bobro

    Serving Santa Barbara, CA

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Central Louisiana

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Central Louisiana

    Chapter Leader: Emily Donnelly

    Co-Leader: Elizabeth Edwards

    Email: central.la@ican-online.org

    Serving Alexandria, Pineville and surrounding areas

    Thank you Emily and Elizabeth, for reviving ICAN support in your area!

  • Announcing ICAN of NE Arkansas

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of NE Arkansas

    Chapter Leader: Michelle Mansker

    Email: ne.ar@ican-online.org

    Serving Jonesboro and NE AR area

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

  • Announcing ICAN of West Central NJ

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of West Central NJ

    Chapter Leader: Catherine Mascari

    Email: westcentral.nj@ican-online.org

    Serving Mercer and surrounding NJ counties; Eastern PA

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

  • 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 Pear River County and surrounding areas

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

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