Postpartum Doulas: support after cesarean

Guest post by Debbie Young, DONA. Birth is unpredictable. There is no straight path to the birth of a precious baby so we follow the path wherever it leads. Sometimes that path leads to a cesarean. When a mother and baby come home after a cesarean there are a few... Continue reading →

ICAN Names Julie Herr the May 2015 Volunteer of the Month

The International Cesarean Awareness Network is powered by the selfless efforts of our numerous volunteers. We cannot thank our dedicated volunteers enough for their cooperation and service in assisting ICAN with accomplishing its mission. In an effort to acknowledge some of our amazing volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes... Continue reading →

World Doula Week: a doula at a cesarean?

Guest article by Lisa Kehoe¬†IBCLC, CLD, CPD, in honor of World Doula Week (March 22-28). Your vision of birth probably did not include having surgery. You were thinking of a natural, unmedicated, maybe even home birth, and now you’re¬†having a cesarean. You may feel uneasy about this, but, for whatever... Continue reading →