Professional Memberships Now Available!

We are very pleased to announce that we are offering a new membership level for professionals. This membership level will offer all the perks of a professional membership, such as a website listing and a discounted rate to our conference, but is tailored for businesses with multiple practitioners. Are you... Continue reading →

Birth Grief

Guest post submitted by Natalie Short of ICAN of Birmingham, AL. Sadness, anger, disappointment, anxiety – sometimes our emotions postpartum are unexpectedly heavy. A lot more has been written in recent times about the legitimacy of birth grief and birth trauma, and, increasingly, women dealing with these emotions postpartum don’t... Continue reading →

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 →

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 →