Black Maternal Health Week Arrives Soon!

Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17) falls right in the middle of Cesarean Awareness Month and ICAN is gathering stories to raise awareness of the racism and discrimination people of color face in pregnancy and childbirth. Please help us in this effort! Submit your story here. Apply for ICAN’s Diversity,... Continue reading →

Cesarean Myths: “Mothers are Demanding Cesareans!”

Originally published July 2009 A report on Enterprisenews.com would have us all believe that the cesarean rate in the U.S. is being driven in some significant way by mothers demanding elective cesareans with hapless obstetricians following their orders. But is this true? While the Enterprise article cites the experiences of medical personnel... Continue reading →

ICAN Addresses ACOG Practice Bulletin 184: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery

  We, the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), would like to address the recent publication of Practice Bulletin 184 from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), titled: “Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery”. ICAN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans... Continue reading →