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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

  • ICAN Names Erin Flage the November 2014 Volunteer of the Month

    Read more here…

  • Announcing ICAN of Northeast Nebraska

    Please join me in welcoming ICAN of Northeast Nebraska

    Chapter Leader:Jill Leger

    Email: northeast.ne@ican-online.org

    Serving Norfolk, NE and Surrounding Areas

    Thank you Jill for reviving ICAN in your area and offering support to the community!

  • Announcing ICAN of Kenosha

    Please join me in welcoming ICAN of Kenosha

    Chapter Leader:DoniBeth Davis

    Co-Leaders: Ashleigh Richmond
    Email: kenosha.wi@ican-online.org
    Serving Kenosha

    Thank you DoniBeth and Ashleigh for bringing ICAN in your area and offering support to the community!

  • Announcing ICAN of Northeast Wyoming

    Please join me in welcoming ICAN of Northeast Wyoming

    Chapter Leader:Allison Karlson

    Co-Leaders:
    Email: northeast.wy@ican-online.org
    Serving Northeast Wyoming, Southeast Montana, Northwest South Dakota

    Thank you Allison for bringing ICAN in your area and offering support to the community!

  • Announcing ICAN of Marquette

    Please join me in welcoming ICAN of Marquette

    Chapter Leader: Nicole Mahaney

    Email: marquette.mi@ican-online.org

    Serving Marquette and Upper Peninsula MI

    Thank you Nicole for bringing ICAN in your area and offering support to the community!

  • #Giving Tuesday

    Help us promote #PeaceonEarth by donating to us on #GivingTuesday. Follow us throughout the month of December as we give back to our donors during #GiveBackBirth.

    Purchase Peace on Earth Begins at Birth t-shirts and gifts here:
    http://icanofnorthflorida.onlineshirtstores.com/

    www.ican-online.org/giving-tuesday

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Events

  1. Black Friday/Cyber Monday Discount on Memberships

    November 28 @ 12:00 am - December 1 @ 11:55 pm EST
  2. ICAN’s #GivingTuesday Challenge!

    December 2 @ 12:00 am - 11:55 pm EST

Join ICAN

Become a Member of ICAN Today!

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?