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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!

Monthly Meetings & Special Events

****ICAN of the Quad Cities FREE monthly meetings are NOW open to significant others and children.****
Childcare not provided. Monthly meetings subjects, discussions, and featured videos may include sensitive conversations and material. 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, 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).

Have questions? Contact an ICAN of the Quad Cities representative at

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 – Acupuncture & How It Can Help Mothers/Special Guest Lynn Carstens, MSOM, L.Ac. owner of Sacred Lotus Acupuncture and Natural Health
09/18/17 – TBA
10/16/17 – Bodywork and Scar Tissue Release/Kimberly Stumpf, LMT owner of Harborview Health & Wellness
11/20/17 – TBA
12/18/17 – TBA

Monday June 19, 2017 Monthly Meeting

Topic – Kineiso Taping During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Special Guest: Stephanie Taylor BA, LMT


Join us for our next ICAN of the Quad Cities monthly meeting as we welcome Stephanie Taylor, BA, LMT presenting kinesio taping applications during pregnancy and postpartum. Taping applications shown will include taping for swollen ankles, belly band support, round ligament pain, and low back pain.

Bio: Stephanie Taylor BA, LMT has been a massage therapist since 2010. She specializes in Russian Medical Massage and Kinesiology Taping. She attended Dominican University receiving a BA in Theatre Arts and Business Administration. She was class valedictorian at the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Wellness and trained with the Kurashova Institute. She is a FMT certified practitioner through RockTape with training in Basic and Performance Taping, Movability and RockBlades. She runs her own private practice in Cambridge, IL and teaches Business for Massage Therapists at the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Wellness in Davenport.

Month meetings are intended for mother-to-mother support for moms recovering from a cesarean, planning a birth after a cesarean (VBAC), planning for caesarean birth after a cesarean (CBAC), sharing information for avoiding a primary (first) cesarean, birth trauma recovery, and so much more. Monthly meetings are FREE and family friendly.

Monday July 17, 2017 Monthly Meeting

Topic – Benefits of Juicing, Fermenting and Whole Foods During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Special Guest: Liane Devore Owner of Fresh Blends and Sarah Underberg Owner of Agri Cultured


Other ICAN of the Quad Cities Events to Look For:
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 an appointment for drop off of items. Schedule and appointment TODAY to drop off items for ICAN of the Quad Cities at Stuff Etc.

March 2017 Events

Pizza Ranch/ICAN of the Quad Cities Fundraiser
Thank you Pizza Ranch, Bettendorf, IA! The Community Impact Fundraiser for ICAN of the Quad Cities was a BIG success. A special thank you goes out to all of our ICAN of the Quad Cities volunteers, Cristina & Jared Terronez, Melissa & Kyla Piliponis, and Linda Crownover-Inch. You hustled, cleared tables, carried pizzas, and over all showed dedication to the cause. THANK YOU!!!!

May 2017 Events

ICAN of the Quad Cities Mother Day Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
A special thank you to Carmen White, Kristin Veach, and Maggie Peiper for coming out to help wrap gifts for moms and others  at Barnes & Noble Book Store. We passed out brochures, talked to moms about birth options, listened to many versions of birth stories, laughed and had a great time. Looking forward to going back again to wrap during the December 2017 holiday season.

June 2017 Events

ICAN of the Quad Cities at The Radish Healthy Living Fair
This years Radish Healy Living Fair is just around the corner. Stop by and chat with ICAN of the Quad Cities representatives.
Date: June 17, 2017
Time: 8 – 2pm
Where: Next to the Farmers Freight House 421 W River Drive, Davenport, IA.
Cost: FREE
Family Friendly

ICAN of the Quad Cities at QC Climb Out of the Darkness Walk 2017
ICAN of the Quad Cities representatives will be on hand and prepared to share information about informed options for avoiding a primary (1st) cesarean, planning a repeat cesarean, VBAC planning options, cesarean recovery, birth trauma support, and so much more. Stop and chat with us about upcoming special guests at Chapter monthly meetings.
June 24, 2017
10:30am – 1:30pm
Fresh Blends 2307 Cumberland Square Drive, Bettendorf, IA.
Cost: FREE
Family Friendly

August 2017 Events

ICAN of the Quad Cities at The BIG Latch On QC 2017
Visit the ICAN of the Quad Cities vendor table at The BIG Latch On QC 2017. Representatives from our Chapter will be available to answer questions about ICAN, what ICAN is all about, what happens at ICAN monthly meetings, what is ICAN support, and so much more. Pick up some ICAN brochures and print materials for yourself or someone you know.
Date: August 5, 2017
Time: 9 – 12pm
Cost: FREE
Family Friendly