Support Accreta Awareness

Accreta is a life changing diagnosis. Living everyday knowing that you are facing a 7% mortality rate is devastating. Waking up after surgery to hear that you had an undiagnosed accreta when you never, ever expected something like that is devastating. Loosing your fertility because of accreta is devastating. What... Continue reading →

Birth Grief

Guest post submitted by Natalie Short of ICAN of Birmingham, AL. Sadness, anger, disappointment, anxiety – sometimes our emotions postpartum are unexpectedly heavy. A lot more has been written in recent times about the legitimacy of birth grief and birth trauma, and, increasingly, women dealing with these emotions postpartum don’t... 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 →