2015 Accreta Roundtable

  Welcome to Accreta Roundtable! Hey folks! This is Lakeisha M. Dennis, Chapter Director and Board Member at Large for ICAN. I am so excited to bring to you the first, I hope of many, roundtables. A roundtable is our way of sharing the latest in news, research and more... Continue reading →

Overturning a VBAC Ban in Western PA

By Katy Rank Lev and Lauren McAnallen In late 2012, ICAN of Southwestern PA started getting calls and emails from women living in Mercer County, PA, about an hour northwest of Pittsburgh. Apparently, one of the hospitals there was instituting a VBAC ban! Some of the women contacting our chapter... Continue reading →

ICAN Signs Amicus Curiae Briefing on Forced Cesareans

The International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) recently signed an amicus curiae briefing in support of Plaintiff Rinat Dray in the Rinat Dray v. Staten Island University Hospital, et. al case against forced cesareans. This briefing, which presented 50 stories of mothers who wanted to share their experiences of obstetric abuse within the maternity... Continue reading →