The International Cesarean Awareness Network is powered by the selfless efforts of our numerous volunteers. We cannot thank our dedicated volunteers enough for their cooperation and service in assisting ICAN with accomplishing its mission. In an effort to acknowledge some of our amazing volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to offer support, education, and advocacy for the mothers in their area, the International Cesarean Awareness Network is pleased to announce Samantha Wall as the June 2017 Volunteer of the Month. Samantha is a dedicated volunteer out of ICAN of Omaha who’s been with ICAN for two years. We appreciate the work she does!
Hearing about our members having empowered births, no matter the mode of delivery.
I work full-time as a Research Technologist in a Flow Cytometry Research Facility and I will be pursuing my Masters in Public Health in the next year. I am also obsessed with cloth diapers!
The hardest moments for me are meeting first-time moms and struggling to get through to them just how important the issues of ICAN are. Unfortunately, for some women, it never sets in until they live it, which I can find very discouraging. My proudest moment was the first time I had two different businesses contact me independently in the same week to discuss collaborating on cesarean/VBAC events. This was the moment I realized our contributions to the cesarean community were reaching beyond just our Facebook group, our efforts were stemming into our birth community as a whole.
Thank you for all you do, Samantha!
With the rate of cesarean births in the United States holding at a little over one in three, many women face an important decision when having subsequent children: plan a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or schedule a repeat C-section? Since 2010, the guidelines issued by the American Congress of Ob/Gyns... Continue reading →
ICAN is excited to announce Jenn Carrasco as our newest chapter leader! She has completed training and will be leading ICAN of Southern New Mexico! Tell us about the birth climate in your area. We are in Alamogordo, NM and we will be doing meetings in Alamogordo, NM as well as... Continue reading →
ICAN is excited to announce Sarah Young as our newest chapter leader! She has completed training and will be leading ICAN of Omaha! Tell us about the birth climate in your area. We serve the Omaha metro area/Western Iowa. We have VBAC supportive providers at several of our major hospitals,... Continue reading →
ICAN is excited to announce Kimberly Cooper as our newest chapter leader! She has completed training and will be leading ICAN of Tampa Bay! Tell us about the birth climate in your area. The cesarean rate is 37% in our area. I feel that many moms are not aware of... Continue reading →