JOIN ICAN TODAY! Meetings, News & Special Events

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Join TODAYwww.ican-online.org/join Did you know that a portion of your ICAN membership can stay with our ICAN of Quad Cities Chapter? Begin by clicking the JOIN ICAN button in the upper right hand corner of the main page. Choose a membership (individual or professional), fill in your information, and remember to type in ICAN of the Quad Cities as your local Chapter resource. It’s easy and secure!

Did you know monthly meetings are ALWAYS FREE? ICAN membership is NOT a requirement prior to attending ICAN of the Quad Cities monthly meetings and events? Join us for FREE meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the beautiful Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, Illinois.


ICAN of the Quad Cities FREE monthly meetings are NOW open to children and significant others. Childcare not provided. Monthly meeting subjects, discussions, and featured videos may include sensitive conversations and material not suitable for children. Discretion is advised. Monthly meetings are NOT intended for the purpose of preparing children for childbirth.

ICAN of the Quad Cities Chapter offers support, education, and advocacy with a non-judgmental, safe, and confidential atmosphere. Monthly meeting subjects include avoiding a primary (1st) cesarean, recovering from cesarean, planning a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), planning for cesarean birth after cesarean (CBAC), birth trauma recovery, and so much more.

Who might want to attend an ICAN of the Quad Cities monthly meeting?
~ women who might plan a family someday
~ first time moms
~ moms with any number of cesareans
~ anyone looking for support that is in-line with ICAN’s mission

ICAN of the Quad Cities monthly meetings may NOT be used for the purpose of networking by birth-workers, medical care providers, midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, businesses, etc.

Location: Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL. (2nd Floor Orchid Room)
When: 3rd Monday of Each Month
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ICAN Mission Statement

The international Cesarean Awareness Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth.

Have questions? Contact an ICAN of the Quad Cities representative at quadcities.il@ican-online.org

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ICAN of the Quad Cities Special NEWS 2018!
Please help to welcome a few NEW ICAN of the Quad Cities Board members, Liz Loane Chapter Treasurer, Maggie Peiper, Chapter Treasurer, and Carmen White, Chapter Librarian. Congratulations we are happy that you have joined the ICAN of the Quad Cities Board.

Thank you Cristina Terronez for years of serving and contributing to ICAN of the Quad Cities as our Chapter Secretary.
With your recent resignation we will certainly miss you at future Board meetings. Shortly after meeting you I could see that you were just the right person to fill a position on the Board for our Chapter. Your enthusiasm for bringing women and families to ICAN has always been contagious.
We wish you much happiness as you continue to educate, support, and help women to advocate for a multitude of informed options a decision making during their childbearing years.

2017 Monthly Meeting Dates
3rd Monday of Each Month
06/19/17 – Kinesio Taping during Pregnancy and Postpartum/Special Guest Stephanie Taylor, BA, LMT owner of Hand Taylored Massage
07/17/17 – Preparing and Repairing the Body With Smoothies, Juicing, Fermenting and So Much More with special guests Liane DeVore owner of Fresh Blends QC and Sarah Uderberg owner of Agri Cultured
08/21/17 – Open Forum –  Support, Education and Advocacy
09/18/17 – Open Forum – Discover More About Information, Education & Support
10/16/17 – A Conversation About Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage/Kimberly Stumpf, LMT owner of Harborview Health & Wellness
11/20/17 – How Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Can Help To Meet the Unique Challenges Of Pregnancy In A Safe and Natural Way with Special Guest Lynn Carstens, MSOM L.A.c. owner of Sacred Lotus Acupuncture and Natural Health
12/18/17 – Talking About Evidence On Due Dates


2018 Monthly Meeting Dates
01/15/18 – Monthly meeting canceled due to weather. See you next month! 
02/19/18 – Evidence on: Failure To Progress. Failure to progress is the number one reason for unplanned cesareans in the United States.
03/19/18 – Doulapalooza: Speed dating doulas from our community.
04/16/18 – Special Guest Dr. Amy Neff, DC
05/21/18 – Annual Mothers Tea – Featured Topic: How To Get Your Needs Met In A Medicalized System 
06/18/18 – Birth Trauma and EMDR With Special Guest Annika O’Melia, LISW
07/16/18 – Kinesio Taping During Pregnancy and Postpartum With Special G
uest Stephanie Taylor, BA, LMT
08/20/18 – Ectopic Pregnancy and Cesarean Scars With Special Guest McKenzie Gilbert
09/17/18 – TBA
10/15/18 – TBA
11/19/18 – Nutrition During the Childbearing Year With Special Guest Nina Struss, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive and Eating Counselor at Hy-Vee Food Store, Milan, IL.
12/17/18 TBA

Monday June 18, 2018 Monthly Meeting
Featured Topic: Annika O’Melia, LISW, Presenting “Birth Trauma and EMDR”.

Join us for the Mothers Matter QC March 27th monthly meeting featuring Annika O’Melia, LISW, owner of Quad City Women’s Therapy, presenting “Birth Trauma and EMDR”.

Are you a mom looking for support with avoiding a primary (1st) cesarean, planning a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), planning a cesarean birth after a cesarean (CBAC), information about vaginal birth after multiple cesareans (VBAMC), or support following a traumatic birth experience? ICAN of the Quad Cities may be the place for you.

Meetings are intended as support for moms and their significant others recovering from a cesarean, planning a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), planning for cesarean birth after a cesarean (CBAC), acquiring information for the purpose of avoiding a primary (first) cesarean, birth trauma recovery, and so much more.

ICAN of the Quad Cities meetings may not be used for the purpose of networking by birthworkers, primary care providers, businesses, etc. ICAN of the Quad Cities does not allow birth delivery professionals to attend monthly meetings.

As an organization, ICAN serves to educate, support, and advocate for maternity consumers throughout the world. Taking this step will ensure the mothers of the Quad Cities are able to participate in our monthly meetings in a peer-to-peer manner, which ICAN strives to promote.

Monthly meetings are FREE and family friendly. Childcare not available. Meetings are not intended for the purpose of preparing children for birth.

Monday May 21, 2018 Monthly Meeting
Featured Topic: How To Get Your Needs Met In A Medicalize System

Monday April 16, 2018 Monthly Meeting
Topic: Special Guest Dr. Amy Neff, DC

Monday March 19, 2018 Monthly Meeting
Topic: Doulapalooza!

Join us for fun, snacks, and refreshments at the next
ICAN of the Quad Cities family friendly monthly meeting.
This is an opportunity to meet several doulas all in one place!
This event is FREE. No need for parents to sign-up in advance.
It’s all so simple. Here is how it works:
* Grab some snacks and refreshments
* Speed dating begins at 6:30pm
* Begin dating when the bell rings
* Move to the next doula when the bell rings again
* When dating has ended grab more snacks and make new friends!
* You may choose to gather information for later, make an appointment with a few doulas, or hire one on the spot!
Interested doulas must register in advance. Contact: 
quadcities.il@ican-online.org 

Are you a mom looking for support with avoiding a primary (1st) cesarean, planning a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), planning a cesarean birth after a cesarean (CBAC), information about vaginal birth after multiple cesareans (VBAMC), or support following a traumatic birth experience? ICAN of the Quad Cities may be the place for you.

Meetings are intended as support for moms and their significant others recovering from a cesarean, planning a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), planning for cesarean birth after a cesarean (CBAC), acquiring information for the purpose of avoiding a primary (first) cesarean, birth trauma recovery, and so much more.

ICAN of the Quad Cities meetings may not be used for the purpose of networking by birthworkers, primary care providers, businesses, etc.

Monthly meetings are FREE and family friendly. Childcare not available.

Meetings are not intended for the purpose of preparing children for birth.

Monday February 19, 2018 Monthly Meeting
Topic: Evidence on: Failure to Progress

Wondering what to expect tomorrow night at the monthly ICAN of the Quad Cities monthly meeting? How about this:
– What is Friedman’s Curve and why it should no longer be used.
– What is an average length on labor?
– Most common reason for a cesarean in a first time moms is…?

Are you a mom looking for support with avoiding a primary (1st) cesarean, planning a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), planning a cesarean birth after a cesarean (CBAC), information about vaginal birth after multiple cesareans (VBAMC), or support following a traumatic birth experience? ICAN of the Quad Cities may be the place for you.

Meetings are intended as support for moms and their significant others recovering from a cesarean, planning a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), planning for cesarean birth after a cesarean (CBAC), acquiring information for the purpose of avoiding a primary (first) cesarean, birth trauma recovery, and so much more.

ICAN of the Quad Cities meetings may not be used for the purpose of networking by birthworkers, primary care providers, businesses, etc.

Monthly meetings are FREE and family friendly. Childcare not available.

Meetings are not intended for the purpose of preparing children for birth.

Other ICAN of the Quad Cities Events to Look For:
June 2018

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aturday June 9, 2018

ONE DAY ONLY!
Join us at Fresh Blends for the ICAN of the Quad Cities Fundraiser.
Fresh Blends will generously donate $1.00 from each juice or smoothie sale to ICAN of the Quad Cities.
Stop in and discover why ICAN offers support, education and advocacy for all mothers.

Date: Saturday June 9, 2018
Time: 7:00am – 8:00pm
Where: Fresh Blends 2307 Cumberland Sq. Dr., Bettendorf, IA.
https://www.facebook.com/events/234949533918260/

The international Cesarean Awareness Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth.


ICAN of the Quad Cities Play Date!

Date – Wednesday June 13, 2018
Where: McManus Park,  701 12th St, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
Time – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join us on June 13th from 10am-12pm for a day filled with fun, friends, and water balloons 💦 🎈!!! Rocket Park is a great playground that provides fun for all ages! The padded floor makes it accommodating for even the youngest of adventurers. Feel free to pack a sack lunch, and we can all eat together under the great shelter. Bring your friends and maybe even make some new ones!!! Hope to see you there!

Date – Saturday June 30, 2018
Where: Fourth Street Park, 4th & Broadway Streets , Muscatine, IA 52761 
Time – 10:00am – 12:00pm

ICAN of the Quad Cities Play Dates provide Information, Support, and Education geared towards Moms and Families. Come get outside with us and meet other Families!
This park provides:
Basketball Courts
Open Playfield
Picnic Shelters
Picnic Table
Play Equipment

Uncrustables, Snacks, and drinks will be provided. If your child has an allergy please provide their own food to ensure safety.

Date – Thursday August 9, 2018
Where: Centennial Splash Pad 315 S Marquette Street Davenport, IA
Time – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Beat the heat and join us for a play date at the Splash Pad in Centennial Park! The splash pad is great for all ages and a great way for kids to burn off some energy while staying cool in the summer heat! Healthy snacks will be provided! Don’t forget your sunblock, sunglasses, and/or hats!

Date – Tuesday July 17, 2018
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23 Street, Bettendorf, IA. 52722
Time – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join us for a Popsicle Play Date at Veterans Memorial Park on July 17th, 10:00am – 12:00pm. This location has a great enclosed play ground, padded play ground floor, and plenty of parking. We’ll have chalk available for those little budding artist to decorate the winding sidewalks. Call your friends and get the kids outside moving around this Summer. This play date will happen rain or shine. If rain, we will meet under the large shelter in the park.

July 2018

Get your guac on with ICAN of the Quad Cities, 4pm – 8pm ONLY! The math is pretty simple for this fundraiser, the more people that come the more funds we will raise. Help us to get this burrito rolling by telling your friends to attend this fundraiser, invite friends to this Facebook event, print a flyer to handout to friends and family and put up in your favorite location.

Questions? We’ve got answer:
– What do people have to do in order to have their purchase count?
Do make it count! Three ways to guarantee your purchases count:
a) Show the cashier a digital flyer prior to paying
b) Show the cashier a paper flyer prior to paying
c) Flying flyer-free? Just mention the fundraiser to the cashier prior to paying
d) Do pay in store – Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total
f) Gift card purchases during fundraisers do NOT count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count
e) Don’t be shy! Make sure you tell our cashier that you’re attending the fundraiser before you pay
LET’S DO THIS! SHARE OUR FUNDRAISER WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

ICAN of the Quad Cities at Stuff Etc. Do you have gently used items taking up space in your home or storage? Maybe you would like to donate your own remaining yard sale items to the ICAN of the Quad Cities Stuff Etc account? Simply drop items off at Stuff Etc and tell the clerk you want the items donated to ICAN of the Quad Cities. It is just that simple! Donations accepted all year. Use this handy Stuff Etc link to make a donation. Use code ICAN NATIONAL at check in.
Items accepted at Stuff Etc click HERE
Items NOT accepted at Stuff Etc click HERE 

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