Deborah Eacock of Fresno is ICAN’s newest leader!

ICAN is excited to announce Deborah Eacock as our newest chapter leader! She has completed training and will be leading ICAN of Fresno!

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“C-section mamas need support and they need each other. Women who wish a VBAC deserve to have good education and support for their choice – especially with all the myths and misconceptions that are out in the public.” ~ Deborah Eacock, ICAN of Fresno

Tell us about the birth climate in your area.

We serve Fresno, CA-Central Valley of California, including the Fresno/Clovis area, and possibly some of the South Valley. The birth climate is evolving here. We’re learning and connecting with groups outside of our immediate area. Lots of new energy is coming in. I wish everyone in the birth community would be less judgmental & competitive and become more open-hearted and willing to share.

What drew you to ICAN?

I attended some meetings years ago, but our local chapter disbanded a while back. As a birth worker, I truly believe in the work of ICAN. So, instead of just saying, “We need an ICAN chapter”, I decided to make one happen again. I’m excited to get out into the community – meeting mamas, providers, other related groups. I wish more people knew that ICAN is available and has such great support and education.

Please share a little about yourself!

Friends would describe me as quiet but passionate. I’ve been a birthworker for 16 years. Currently, I teach Hypnobirthing and HypnoMothering classes. I’m also a certified master clinical hypnotherapist, a yoga teacher, and aromatherapist. I’ve been married to my sweet husband for 20 years and we have three grown children and 4 grandchildren. Reading, gardening, and cooking are some of my favorite things to do.

Next meeting?

I’m looking at the first Thursday in May at 6:00 pm!

Congrats, Deborah! We can’t wait to see what you and your chapter get up to!

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