ICAN Defends the Right of Prior Cesarean Mothers to Homebirth

ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) has recently updated their opinion on the issue of homebirth. The latest statement from the professional organization of obstetricians includes some positives, such as an emphasis on patient autonomy… “Although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists…believes that hospitals and accredited birth centers... Continue reading →

Birth Story: Cassandra’s VBA2C

By Cassandra Forcier (originally shared in the ICAN of Chicago Facebook group) WE DID IT!!! On November 12th my daughter was born vaginally with no epidural. Juniper Celeste 9lb 8 oz, 20 3/4 inches It was the biggest single accomplishment I could have made. I didn’t do it alone. I really... Continue reading →

Cesarean Survival Essentials: postpartum binding

“Cesarean Survival Essentials: postpartum binding” by Wendy Foster This article is a reprint from the Winter 2015 edition of The Clarion, the official publication of ICAN. Become a member today to support ICAN and to subscribe! As a former volunteer EMT, I was taught to ensure the scene was safe before entering; scanning... Continue reading →

Why you want ICAN on your VBAC birth team

Guest post by Mariah Sixkiller. There are some moments in life that feel bigger than you can process while they’re underway. Moments you know you’ll remember forever—where you were, what it smelled like, how you felt. There are only so many of these in life, but the moment I realized I could VBAC... Continue reading →