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 →

CAM Birth Stories: Elayne's "Wide Range of Births"

These birth stories, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), come from Elayne Glantzberg. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to blog@ican-online.org. Elayne sends along her four very different birth stories, all previously published on her family’s blog. Below are excerpts with links to the full... Continue reading →

CAM Birth Story: Brandy's HBA2C

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Brandy Pankau. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to blog@ican-online.org. Well I am not even sure where to begin! I guess I will start with my first birth with my oldest son.  It is September... Continue reading →