Stephanni Prelac of Atlanta is ICAN’s newest leader!
ICAN is excited to announce Stephanni Prelac as our newest chapter leader. She has completed training and will be leading ICAN of Atlanta!
We’re in Georgia, serving the greater Atlanta area. We have many many practices that are coming on board or are HIGHLY on board with the idea of VBAC. Some midwife owned practices as well as doctors who are skilled at VBAC delivery, including water birth. However, our fanciest, most prestigious hospital has a C-section rate of above 30%. I wish more doctors in our area would use the C-section more sparingly and consider maternal mental health as much as the health of the baby inside her. I also wish that our birth center allowed VBAC, that is against state regulations. Also, all of our area hospitals now have a VBA3C ban, which was enacted in July.
I am currently a teacher at a local high school in Atlanta. I teach Chemistry, Physics and Forensic Science to juniors and seniors. I have a B.S. in Chemistry and an M. Ed. in Science Education. I have been teaching for almost 8 years and I still enjoy it a lot. I would like to one day switch over to birth education and become a doula for VBAC women in Atlanta. I have 2 daughters; Eva age 4 1/2 and Piper age 2. We will hopefully be adding a third next year, and that will hopefully be my VBAC delivery. I grew up in the Atlanta area and still live within 20 minutes of my parents. I plan to stay here in Georgia and raise all of my children here. My friends would describe me as outgoing, happy, blunt, sarcastic, empathetic, dedicated, and intense!
Welcome, Stephanni! We can’t wait to see the impact you and your chapter have in your community!