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 →

Midwife Alliance of North America Names ICAN Chapter Leader the 2014 MANA Sapling Award Winner

Gina Dacosta-Partera, chapter leader of ICAN Norte-Centro Puerto Rico, has been named the 2014 MANA Sapling Award winner by the Midwife Alliance of North America. She will be officially recognized at the annual convention which takes place this month in St. Louis, Missouri. The MANA Sapling Award was created in order... Continue reading →

Open Thread: Cesarean Awareness

April is Cesarean Awareness Month. The U.S. cesarean rate stands at 32.9%, but some states have rates of more than 40%. “Cesareans are far from the niche occurrence of yesteryear. Every woman in her childbearing years MUST sit up and take notice of this alarming and astonishing rate of surgical... Continue reading →