One of the ways ICAN honors every woman and family that has experienced a form of placenta accreta is by holding space for them in ICAN’s Accreta Awareness Facebook group. Considered as sacred as an ICAN meeting, this group is a safe place of confidentiality for those facing a diagnosis of accreta, percreta, increta, and previa and the wide range of feelings that invariably comes with those experiences. The purpose of the group is to help bring awareness and education about this increasingly common diagnosis in conjunction with the mission of the ICAN. We hope to pave a path of support, advocacy and education for the mothers who will face this diagnosis.
Read about ICAN’s Accreta Awareness Month.
“Normally, the Nitabach layer prevents the placenta from invading the uterine wall. But a Caesarian, or any kind of surgery, including an abortion or a D&C (dilation and curettage), can destroy that layer allowing the placenta to invade the body cavity.” “The numbers are shocking,” Karkowsky told ABCNews.com. “It’s something... Continue reading →
A Look at an Accreta OR: All hands on deck for both baby and mother during an accreta delivery… . Follow ICAN on facebook, pinterest, and instagram. Like and share our accreta pics! . #ICANsavelives Read about ICAN’s Accreta Awareness Month. .
Have you checked out ICAN’s Pinterest? We’re dedicated to meeting women where they’re at to support, educate, and advocate for families as they explore their birthing options. Please follow our social media accounts this month as we dig deeper into placenta accreta and in the future as we explore different topics... Continue reading →
ICAN is excited to announce Julie Iovaldi as our newest chapter leader! She has completed training and will be leading ICAN of St. Louis, Missouri! What’s your chapter’s name? ICAN of St. Louis How did you find out about ICAN? What drew you to our organization? I found... Continue reading →