Many women that are told they need a cesarean for “failure to progress” may not realize that the doctor is likely looking at their labor and dilation and comparing it to research called Friedman’s Curve. This research was completed with 500 women more than 60 years ago. A woman may be told that her doctor [...]
A labor induction uses medication, like Pitocin, or other techniques to bring on (induce) contractions in a pregnant woman. Induction occurs in more than 23% of births (Census.gov) in the United States every year. That is, one in five women will have their labor induced. Studies show that there is increased risk for cesarean as [...]
Wednesday, January 18, 10:30 p.m. The boys were dreaming peacefully in their bedroom. Tim lay beside me, his breath quiet and even with the pace of an already deep sleep.
ContractionMaster.com was opened up on the phone in front of me. (And yes, a Chipotle burrito was digesting inside of me. OF COURSE labor began after [...]
Who: ICAN members
What: A discussion with Rebecca Dekker around cesareans and cesarean prevention
Where: Online Video and Voice
When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Register: Email speakerhost (at) ican-online (dot) org to receive an email with the link and password to join the conversation.
Join this Online Event September 17th, 2013 at 5pm PST/7pm CT. You’ll need to register with [...]
When I was pregnant with my first child, I did very little research. I mean, people have babies every day, right? My mom birthed all of her children naturally, so I just assumed that all I had to do was pack a bag and show up. But, being true to my type A personality, I [...]
18 months ago I delivered our first child, a healthy boy named Vance, by cesarean section. It was a completely unplanned emergency surgery that was far from the natural birth my husband and I had hoped and planned for. My birth experience left me feeling broken and heavy hearted; emotions that were in complete [...]
After a recent discussion with a group of women, I had two of them tell me that they didn’t think they would benefit from anything that had to do with ICAN. One believed ICAN was only for those who had a cesarean due to crazy circumstances and were upset about it and the other thought [...]
3 years ago today I gave birth to my 3rd daughter via HBA2C. It was the most amazing experience ever. I would not be the person I am today had I not experienced her birth. Her birth taught me more than anything in life about the person I am and the strength that I have. [...]
The International Cesarean Awareness Network’s Speaker Series Event
Join this Online Event July 9th, 2013 at 3pm PST/5pm CT. You’ll need to register with the speaker series host first. Please email Thais at speakerhost (at) ican-online (dot) org with your first and last name to receive the password and link to enter the meeting. [...]
Interview with Sara Lamm, Co-Director with Mary Wigmore of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives
Behind the Scenes of Birth Story with Sara Lamm, Co-Director with Mary Wigmore
On May 14, 2013, Thais Derich from the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) speaks with Sara Lamm about her recently released film Birth Story. The interview took place online with voice and video for ICAN members.
ICAN: How did you make a film [...]