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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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
01/15/18 – TBA
02/19/18 – TBA
03/19/18 – TBA
04/16/18 – Special Guest Amy Neff, DC
05/21/18 – TBA
06/18/18 – TBA
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uest Stephanie Taylor, BA, LMT
08/20/18 – TBA
09/17/18 – TBA
10/15/18 – TBA
11/19/18 – TB

Monday December 18, 2017 Monthly Meeting
Topic: Talking About Evidence On due Dates

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Monday November 20, 2017 Monthly Meeting
Topic: Special Guest Lynn Carstens, MSOM, LAc. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Lynn in action as she administers acupuncture during the presentation.

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Join us on Monday November 20, 2017 with our special guest Lynn Carstens, MSOM, LAc presenting Acupressure for fertility, pregnancy discomfort, labor prep, and postpartum.

Lynn Carstens graduated from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois with a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine with over 3500 hours of training. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is licensed as an acupuncturist by the Iowa State Board of Medical Examiners.

Lynn has served as the Vice-President of the Iowa Association of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. Lynn’s specializes in women’s health and has been practicing acupuncture for over 10 years.

In this session Lynn will discuss how acupuncture and other healing modalities can serve as safe and natural methods of managing women’s health concerns.

The range of discussion will include acupuncture for fertility issues, discomfort during pregnancy, preparing for natural labor, postpartum challenges, general wellness, and more.

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.

Have questions? Contact an ICAN of the Quad Cities representative at:
quadcities.il@ican-online.org
www.ican-online.org/quadcities
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Monday October 16, 2017 Monthly Meeting

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Topic – A Conversation About Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage with special guest Kimberly Stumph, LMT, owner of Harborview Health & Wellness.

It has been recorded for thousands of years, the care of pregnant and post-natal women. Each cultural record states the practice of massage and other “alternative therapies” related to each. Together let’s have a conversation about this and how this has impacted women in the United States.

Join us on Monday October 16, 2017 with our special guest Kimberly Stumph, LMT presenting A Conversation About Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage.

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:

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.

November & December 2018 Events
ICAN of the Quad Cities Gift Wrapping/Book Fair Fundraiser at Barnes and Noble

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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: 8am – 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.
Date:
June 24, 2017
Time:
10:30am – 1:30pm
Where:
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
Where:
TBA
Cost: FREE
Family Friendly

October 2017 Events

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Donate to ICAN today to continue our mission of improving maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).

You can donate money online here on Tuesday, November 28 to be included in Decembers gift drawing.