ICAN is excited to announce Naya Daily as our newest chapter leader! She has completed training and will be leading ICAN of Loveland, CO!
Tell us about the birth climate in your area.
We serve Northern Colorado, including Loveland, Berthoud, Longmont, Windsor, Greeley, Fort Collins, Wellington, and Johnstown. Positive changes are being made in Northern Colorado. Families are becoming better educated about pregnancy and birth, they are voicing their goals and concerns, and most importantly families are being heard. Families’ needs are being met by their providers and by the hospitals. Hospitals in our area are becoming family-centered and using the midwifery model of care which is the desire. I would love to see certified and registered doulas be viewed as an asset to families planning the birth of their choice.
What drew you to ICAN?
I found out about ICAN in 2007 when I was pregnant with our second daughter and planning to have a VBAC. I was searching for all the information I could find on VBACs and also for support from other moms who have had a successful VBAC. I was drawn to ICANs friendly feel and abundant resources. I am very excited about educating and supporting women who have questions about planning their VBAC or CBAC. I am excited to be a part of guiding women to reach their birthing goals, empowering them, and hearing their stories. I am passionate about improving the overall birthing community in our area and helping to create cesarean awareness. I wish other people knew that ICAN is a safe place where women can come be themselves, be heard, and not judged, and find the information they need to make decisions that are right for them and their family.
Please share a little about yourself!
Someone might describe me as passionate, sensitive, and considerate of others. My husband and I have two beautiful daughters and one energetic son. I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and I am a Certified Labor Doula. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, camping, reading, and spending time with my husband and kids.
Our next meeting is scheduled for April 24th at 6 pm at Bluebird Chiropractic and we are discussing alternative comfort measures to use during the birthing time.