to ICAN’s Professional Member Directory. Here you will find a variety of professionals. Some directly birth-related, others may serve those in their childbearing season in ways not acutely birth-related. Then some are businesses that simply align with our mission and want to play a part in changing our birth-culture for the better.

The Funds Generated From Professional Memberships Help To Continue ICAN’s Mission. Anyone Who Supports ICAN’s Mission Is Welcome To Join The Directory: Simply Become A Professional Member Of ICAN.

Don’t take it from us, hear from real-life ICAN Professional Members!

It is an honor…

I first became involved with ICAN after the birth of my oldest son. I had a traumatic, unplanned cesarean. ICAN was incredibly supportive during my healing process and preparation for the birth of my second son, a homebirth after cesarean. It is an honor to support, educate, and empower people on their own journey.
Candace Gesicki
Cleveland Chiropractic and Integrative Health Center

Father of 3

Being a father of 3 boys, I have seen first hand the lack of care and the lack of information that is available to new mothers. I value the opportunity to educate and empower mothers on the birth process and be a resource for them to achieve the birth that they WANT!
Landon Staley
Axiom Chiropractic

More than one good way…

I believe that each labor and birth is a unique and miraculous experience. I also believe that there is more than one good way to have a baby and that parents should have the proper tools available for informed consent and informed refusal.
Candace McCollett
Westside Birth Connection
Long Beach, CA 90803
I'm Lia (she/her), a certified doula and childbirth educator working in Southern California since 2011. My first baby was born in 1998 and ever since, birth has been my passion: guiding, coaching, supporting, championing folks through pregnancy and labor. Both of my babies were born vaginally, unmedicated, but I'm a c-section baby (whose mother went on to have 2 HBACs) and VBAC is my specialty. I know first hand the impact of an unnecessary c-section and how familial attitudes toward birth can change the world. Let's do this.
Glenville, NY 12302
I provide birth support, childbirth education, lactation education, and support for new (and seasoned) birthing parents in the Capital District NY area and beyond
Madison, Alabama 35758
Providing unbiased doula support for you and your loved ones during your pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum period.
Akron, OH 44312
Birth and Postpartum doulas that also provide childbirth education and infant basics classes.
Danville, California 94526
United States
Birthing Babies - A Celebration of Life is the business Deanna Dawson-Jesus started when she became a Birth Doula. Deanna is also a Childbirth Educator and a Certified Lactation Educator. Deanna's birth philosophy is "Your Birth. Your Way." She is the founding Member of The Mt. Diablo Doula Club.
The Woodlands, TX 77380
United States
Mantua, OH 44255
United States
Providing traditional homebirth midwifery services to clients in Northeast Ohio.
Las Vegas, NV
United States
Virginia has been offering compassionate, creative, trauma-informed care, support, and education to families and perinatal professionals for over 20 years. She is a Certified Birthing From Within (BFW) Childbirth Educator and Doula, and, for more than 10 years, facilitated BFW trainings and programs for doulas, midwives, educators, and other birth workers. Whether giving a keynote address to hundreds of midwives, facilitating online courses, or guiding a healing session to a mother recovering from a difficult birth, Virginia's experience, warmth, authenticity, and wisdom shine through. She specializes in powerful approaches to childbirth preparation and post-traumatic growth and healing.

Virginia currently lives, works, and creates at her home in Las Vegas, Nevada, supporting families and perinatal professionals throughout Nevada and California, as well as globally. She is available (in-person and online) as an event speaker, a consultant to birth professionals who want to process births they have witnessed, and to parents who experience difficult births and are looking for healing and growth.

Mark R.
New York City, NY 10007
United States
Mark Bower is an experienced patient malpractice attorney whose practice is focused on birth trauma. Board-certified in medical malpractice (ABPLA), Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Assoc. of the Amer. College of Legal Medicine, Board of Directors of Birth Trauma Lit. Grp. (AAJ) and Academy of Trial Lawyers (NY), and many others.
Sagamore Hills, Ohio 44067
I am a birth and postpartum doula serving parents in the Cleveland and Akron regions of Ohio. I support families during their transition to adding a baby by preparing them before birth, offering support during birth, and helping them after the birth of the baby. I believe everyone deserves a doula, and I'm here for you!
Birmingham, AL 35208
Porterville, CA 93257
I am a birth doula and Lamaze childbirth educator serving the Central San Joaquin Valley. I have been serving families for seven years (est. 2015). When I am not doula-ing and educating families I enjoy spending my days with my five children and wife of 11 years.

Certified Lamaze childbirth educator
Certified Lactation educator &. Counselor
DONA Certified
Evidence based Birth professional
Long Beach, California 90803
Lia Berquist is a certified Doula and Childbirth Educator providing doula services and childbirth education in Southern California. Lia has been providing these services since 2012 and is passionate about advocacy in the birthing space.

Disclaimer ICAN’s Professional Member Network is intended as an informational resource for consumers.  ICAN is not a credentialing agency or a regulatory body. As such, we are not responsible for the competency of the professionals listed. Professional Members are those birth professionals who have partnered with ICAN because they believe in our mission. It is up to you to determine if they are a good fit for your birth and/or support needs. ICAN does not endorse any provider. Asking questions, obtaining local references and understanding that you are responsible for your own choices by thorough reading and discussing care with other parents and care providers is essential and is your responsibility.