Introducing Stacy Finnell, our newest chapter leader!

ICAN is excited to announce Stacy Finnell as our newest chapter leader! She has completed training and will be
co-leading ICAN of Lee County!
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If you could change one thing about the birth climate in your area, what would it be?
ICAN of Lee County is located in SW Florida. We serve Lee County as well as some women from Charlotte County to the north and Collier County to the south. If I could change anything about the local birth climate, I would increase VBAC access in the hospitals. Few providers support VBAC and mostly at only one of the three hospitals in Lee County.
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Welcome to ICAN, Stacy!

Welcome to ICAN, Stacy!

What is the best thing about the birth climate in your area?

The best thing about the birth climate in our area is the we do have options. Birth here happen in three different hospitals, one birth center, and at home. We have several home birth midwives and hospital based obstetricians who attend VBAC.
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How did you find out about ICAN? What drew you to our organization?
I found ICAN online. I was searching for information to understand what had happened during my first labor which ended in an emergency cesarean. I am most excited to help support women in my area. I wish more people knew that ICAN was an all volunteer organization.
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Please share a little about yourself!
My first child was born via emergency cesarean in February 2011. My second child was born via unmedicated hospital VBAC in September 2012. My third child was born via unmedicated home VBAC in January 2015. I am a married mother of three children age five and under. I am originally from California. I have a bachelor’s degree in Art from Florida Gulf Coast University. My hobbies include home improvement projects and sewing.
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Welcome, Stacy! We can’t wait to see how you impact your community!

A Dr. George Birth Story: VBAC!

My first child was born via emergency cesarean in February 2011 after a cascade of routine hospital interventions. The experience was very traumatic. I did not get to see my baby until three hours after he was born. I had nightmares for weeks. I had postpartum depression. I felt like... Continue reading →