ICAN is excited to announce Jamie Serrano as our newest chapter leader! She has completed training and will be leading ICAN of South Suburban Chicago!
Tell us about the birth climate in your area.
We are located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. We serve the Chicago southside, as well as the southern and southwestern suburbs. We have a lot of very wonderful doulas, but I wish we had the option for VBAC in birth centers.
Why get involved in ICAN?
I found ICAN through a Google search when I was looking for support groups after my c-section. I loved the support and sense of community I felt when I attended my first meeting. I am looking forward to supporting other women in their c-section recovery. I wish more people knew that ICAN existed!
Please share a little about yourself!
I am an attorney, wife, and mother. I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, and cooking. My friends would say that I’m kind and caring and enjoy helping others. My first daughter was a c-section in 2012 at 36w4d due to breech presentation and maternal pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. My second daughter was a hospital VBAC at 40w1d with a healthy mama. I am expecting my third daughter and planning another hospital VBAC.
Welcome, Jamie! We’re excited to see all you do in your community!