ICAN is excited to announce Elizabeth Bloomquist as our newest chapter leader! She has completed training and will be co-leading ICAN of Western North Carolina!
What is the best thing about the birth climate in your area?
We serve Asheville, NC and the surrounding mountain area of Western NC. We have a wonderfully open and experienced birth community that is continually evolving.
If you could change one thing about the birth climate in your area, what would it be?
I would like women to have more access to find out information about the resources available in our area.
How did you find out about ICAN? What drew you to our organization?
Our chapter leader Stefani Mills and my desire for up-to-date continued education in my field drew me in. I’m excited to be there in person for families when they need me and to provide resources to our community. I wish others knew about the amount of resources ICAN provides free of charge.
What are some of your strongest beliefs about cesarean/VBAC awareness?
Women are empowered by information. If you know you have the facts need to make educated decisions, you can avoid a lot of trauma and stress.
How would someone describe you?
Devoted, approachable, honest and kind
Please share a little about yourself!
I am a birth/postpartum doula, clinical herbalist, aromatherapist, farmer and mother. I enjoy being active and outdoors and have a obnoxious quest for knowledge and information.
When is your chapter’s next meeting time, date, location, and topic?
Monday, August 1st at 6 pm. It will be a sharing circle.
Welcome, Elizabeth! We can’t wait to see how you impact your community!