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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 SF East Bay

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of SF East Bay

    Chapter Leader: Deanna Dawson-Jesus

    Email: sfeastbay.ca@ican-online.org
    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 293
    Serving San Francisco East Bay area

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

  • Announcing ICAN of North Central West Virginia

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of North Central West Virginia

    Chapter Leader: Elizabeth (Ash) Edwards

    Email: northcentral.wv@ican-online.org
    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 294
    Serving Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Taylor, Doddridge, and Preston Counties

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

  • Announcing ICAN of West Hawaii

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of West Hawaii

    Chapter Leader: Elizabeth Steimel-Langley

    Email: west.hi@ican-online.org
    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 295
    Serving Kona

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

  • Announcing ICAN of the Delta Valley

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of the Delta Valley

    Chapter Leader: Teri Nava-Anderson

    Email: deltavalley.ca@ican-online.org
    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 296
    Serving Brentwood, Tracy, Modesto and surrounding areas

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Southwest Tennessee

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Southwest Tennessee

    Chapter Leader: Elizabeth Lambert

    Email: southwest.tn@ican-online.org
    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 297
    Serving Memphis and surrounding counties

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Northeast PA

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Northeast PA

    Chapter Leader: Jennifer Sanchez

    Email: northeast.pa@ican-online.org
    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 298
    Serving Luzerne, Wyoming, Lacka-wanna and Susquehanna Counties

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

  • Announcing ICAN of the Midlands

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of the Midlands

    Chapter Leader: Kristyn Leonard

    Email: midlands.sc@ican-online.org
    Phone: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226) EXT 299
    Serving Lexington and Richland counties and surrounding areas.

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

  • Announcing ICAN of Sault Ste. Marie

    Please join me in welcoming:

    ICAN of Sault Ste. Marie

    Chapter Leader: Mandie Russon

    Email: saultstemarie.ca@ican-online.org
    Serving Algoma District

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

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