If you have ever wondered what the leadership of your local ICAN chapter does, the following is a good example of our work to promote ICAN’s mission of improving maternal-child health by reducing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).... Continue reading →
Improving VBAC Success Through the VBAC Evaluation Katie Gaither had her first cesarean in 2004 for breech presentation. She got pregnant again shortly after that birth. She was told she had a high chance of uterine rupture and that she wouldn’t find a provider who would agree to a trial... Continue reading →
Beginning on March 20, 2015, ICAN will be providing its members with a FREE viewing of the film Trial of Labor, directed and produced by Rob Humphreys and Dr. Elliot Berlin, until March 30th. ICAN will also be hosting a number of screenings for the general public in select cities... Continue reading →
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 →
Have you seen Al Jazeera’s new documentary – “Birthrights” – about cesarean and VBAC in the United States? It features ICAN of Atlanta and others in our birthing community. Check it out!