ICAN International

C-Section Rates in Florida Hospitals – 2009 data.

A Woman’s Guide to VBAC – Afree online resource guide that addresses the most common and pressing questions women may have about their birth choices

VBAC Victory! – An article from Mothering Magazine, the author shares her journey as she achieved her VBAC.

Cesarean Birth Plan – A birth plan for a couple planning a cesarean section.

Childbirth Connection – Your source for trustworthy up-to-date evidence-based information and resources on planning for pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period.

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) – A collaborative effort whose mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce costs.

Florida Friends of Midwives – a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to promoting the Midwives Model of Care and supporting the practice of midwifery in Florida. Check out the Evidence Based Care tab for information from recent studies.

Tampa Bay Birth Network – A local resource to connect you with natural birth professionals such as midwives, birth doulas, natural childbirth educators, postpartum doulas and parenting experts.

Spinning Babies – A great website about easier childbirth with fetal positioning. A must read for anyone who’s had a previous c-section due to CPD, failure to progress or a malposition.

Posterior Labor: A Pain in the Back – An article on how posterior position can lead to more discomfort for mom and possibly an unnecessary cesarean.

Emotional Impact of Cesareans– An article by Pam Udy, a member of ICAN‘s Board of Directors since 1999.

Physical Impact of Cesareans– An article by Pam Udy, a member of ICAN‘s Board of Directors since 1999.

You Should Be Grateful – An article by Gretchen Humphries on how these words can be hurtful after a cesarean.

The Homebirth Choice – An article on reasons women choose homebirth.