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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 Southwest Alabama

    Announcing ICAN of Southwest Alabama

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Southwest Alabama

    Chapter Leader: Megan Bell

    Email: southwest.al@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 300

    Serving Baldwin, Mobile, and surrounding counties

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Bloomington and Monroe County

    Announcing ICAN of Bloomington and Monroe County

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Bloomington and Monroe County

    Chapter Leader: Brianna Horne

    Email: bloomingtonmonroe.in@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 301

    Serving Monroe County

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Big Rapids

    Announcing ICAN of Big Rapids

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Big Rapids

    Chapter Leader: Kindra Jones

    Email: bigrapids.mi@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 302

    Serving Mecosta and surrounding counties

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Kindersley

    Announcing ICAN of Kindersley

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Kindersley

    Chapter Leader: Jesse Pape

    Email: kindersley.ca@ican-online.org

    Serving Rosetown, Luseland, Leader and Easton, Canada

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Atlantic County, NJ

    Announcing ICAN of Atlantic County, NJ

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Atlantic County, NJ

    Chapter Leader: Carly Vogt

    Email: atlanticcounty.nj@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 303

    Serving Atlantic County, NJ

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

  • Announcing ICAN of South Suburban Chicago

    Announcing ICAN of South Suburban Chicago

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of South Suburban Chicago

    Chapter Leader: Danielle Meintanis

    Email: southsuburbanchicago.il@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 305

    Serving Will County and Southern Cook County

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Southeast Texas

    Announcing ICAN of Southeast Texas

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Southeast Texas

    Chapter Leader: Amy Jones

    Email: southeast.tx@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 306

    Serving Beaumont and surrounding counties

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Victoria

    Announcing ICAN of Victoria

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Victoria

    Chapter Leader: Samantha Ferguson

    Email: victoria.tx@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 304

    Serving Jackson, Lavaca, Dewitt, Goliad, Rifugio, Calhoun, and Victoria

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Anne Arundel County

    Announcing ICAN of Anne Arundel County

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Anne Arundel County

    Chapter Leader: Hannah Warzoha

    Email: annearundelcounty.md@ican-online.org

    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 307

    Serving Anne Arundel County

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

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