ICAN is excited to announce Erin Davis as our newest Chapter Leader!
“I’m excited to leverage my training in childbirth education to help moms gain access to evidenced-based information that they can use to help understand the benefits and risks of repeat cesarean and vaginal birth after cesarean.” – Erin Davis, ICAN of Southwestern PA
How did you find out about ICAN?
I first heard of ICAN when I was reading the book “Pushed” by Jennifer Block about 10 months after my first child was born.
What areas does your chapter serve?
We serve southwestern Pennsylvania; we cover the Pittsburgh, PA metropolitan area including parts of eastern Ohio, West Virginia, and northwestern and central PA.
Please tell us about yourself.
I hold 2 undergraduate degrees; in Spanish Language and Literature and Labor & Industrial Relations. I currently work full-time as an administrative assistant at Carnegie Mellon University in the Computer Science Department. I sat at the end of April for the Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) examination and plan on teaching childbirth education classes beginning in 2019. I hope to complete a doula training program over the next year in addition to working with our local ICAN chapter. I have two beautiful children and a loving husband and enjoy spending free time exploring our city and traveling.
What is the best thing about the birth climate in your area?
We have a very supportive nurse-midwife practice at our largest teaching hospital, as well as a robust birth worker/doula network. We are also proud to have the nation’s largest free-standing birth center as well as rapidly growing human milk bank.
Where can we find out more about your chapter, including meeting info?
Check out our chapter’s Facebook page here!