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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

  • Welcome newest Board Member LaQuitha Glass

    The Board of ICAN is happy to announce our newest Board Member LaQuitha Glass . LaQuitha is joining as a Member at Large with the plan to transition to Secretary when Melody’s term is up.

Events

  1. Birth Stories: Sharing and Listening

    July 15 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST

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Through your gift of membership, we are able to spread our message and mission. We are able to help the thousands of women seeking support when they need it. Won’t you partner with us today?