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Lexi & Christa’s Birth Story – HBA2C

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.  [...]

Ina May Gaskin is coming to ICAN next Tuesday!

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
by
Thais Derich

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 [...]

ICAN Speaker Series!

ICAN is excited to announce the kickoff of its Speaker Series.  Please
join us as our Speaker Series Host, Thais Derich, interviews Sara
Lamm, Director (with Mary Wigmore) and co-producer of Birth Story on
Tuesday, May 14th 5:00 pm PST.  Birth Story has been screened in over
200 locations worldwide including several locations hosted by local
ICAN chapters. Birth Story [...]

ICAN President Christa Billings Talks to Science & Sensibility!

It’s April and Cesarean Awareness Month! Check out this interview our president did with Science and Sensibility in recognition of CAM.

Press Release: Threats to Rights of Pregnant Women

For Immediate Release Contact: Cristen Pascucci
March 13, 2013 Phone: (443) 622-2892
ImprovingBirth.org and International Cesarean Awareness Network Address
Threats to Rights of Pregnant Women
With protections for mothers under threat, advocacy groups call for solutions
San Diego, CA–Maternity care advocacy groups speak out on the heels of last week’s public cases of a Florida mother threatened [...]

Lauren’s Birth–Beginning the Process

Let me start by saying that when I got pregnant, a c-section was the furthest thing from my mind. My husband and I were living in Hattiesburg, MS when we found out and I was bemoaning the lack of birthing centers. There were was a group of midwives in a city 2 hours away, but [...]

Pam’s VBAC of Luis

This is Pam’s 3rd and final VBAC story.  Her first two VBAC stories were featured earlier this week on the Blog.
I was 41 weeks pregnant with our fourth child and had been having irregular contractions all day when I decided I needed to go birthday shopping for my husband, whose birthday was the next day. [...]

Pam’s VBAC of Raquel

This is Pam’s 2nd VBAC.  The story of her first VBAC was published earlier this week on the Blog.
Raquel’s birth once again proved the old adage: Expect the unexpected.
My pregnancy was nearly perfect, so while I expected to pass my due date, I was somewhat surprised to find myself still pregnant after 41 weeks. Though [...]

Pam’s VBAC of Mateo

This week on the Blog, I thought it would be good to feature several birth stories from a mom who has had multiple VBACs.  I know when I was preparing for my VBA2C, I spent a lot of time thinking about my HBAC to CBAC birth and expecting my VBA2C to be just like that [...]