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Welcome to the 2016 ICAN Conference Website!

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Join us for the 2016 ICAN conference, held in Birmingham, AL on April 8-10, 2016. It’s no accident that the ICAN Conference occurs in April! “ICAN supporters around the world observe April as Cesarean Awareness Month by wearing burgundy ribbons pinned upside down. The burgundy color symbolizes birth. The pinning of the ribbon upside down symbolizes the state of distress many pregnant women find themselves in when their right to choose the method of birth for their child is dismissed. The loop of the inverted ribbon represents a pregnant belly with the tails of the ribbon denoting arms outstretched in a cry for help.”

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Birmingham Hoover.

The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).