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Nikki’s VBAC of Joshua

So it all started the evening of November 6th!  As soon as my husband walked through the front door from work/school the contractions started! At first they weren’t very strong or consistent, but then I shortly realized that as time moved on I was having to breathe through them. I’m pretty terrible at timing contractions [...]

Upcoming online support chat–October 26th!

Our next online support chat will be Oct 26th at 9pm EST. We will be using a text-based chat room to serve those who are unable to utilize the webinar software. This will be a free ICAN online support meeting! To join, register as a user on the home page. Then, on the night of the [...]

Jeanette’s (nearly) 12 pound VBAC of Quinn!

Quinn Keith Albright
Born September 28, 2012 at 4:25pm
11 pounds 15 ounces
22” long
15.25” head circumference, 15.75” chest
This birth was by me, for me.
This birth story is about me.  The mother of 4.  The wife of Aaron.  The woman of strength and self doubt.  Of determination and defeat.  Of love and broken heartedness.  My choices are my [...]

October Online Support Meetings

Mark your calendars for two upcoming online support meetings hosted by ICAN Education Director Krista Cornish Scott.  The first will be October 12 at 9 PM EST using the Meetingburner Audio webinar support chat.  The second will be held on October 26, also at 9 PM EST using the Board chatroom visual support chat system.
These [...]

Carol’s VBAC of Joanna Noelle

Joanna Noelle’s Birth Story
September 26, 2012
5:51 PM
8lbs, 14oz. 21 ½ Inches, 15 inch head circumference
In May of 2007 I gave birth to my first daughter Melanie Beth via C-section after a failed induction (failure to wait) at 40 weeks 2 days gestation. I was induced at 2 cm and with very unfavorable conditions and after [...]

ICANers at Improving Birth rallies across the country!!!

Nichole (St Charles co-leader), Ruthie (St Louis co-leader) and Brooke (St Louis member) in St. Louis

Emily & her HBAC baby in Rockford, Illinois

Christie in Tampa Bay, FL and her HBAC baby after a + cesaran scar.  Christie says, “After my cesarean, I found ICAN and the support and wisdom I gained from the women [...]

Freedom for Birth: a documentary

We want to share with you our excitement about a new documentary thatreframes childbirth as the most pressing global Human Rights issuetoday.
There are 1000 planned screenings premiers, in 51 countries,in 17 languages to launch the movie all over the globe on the sameday–Thursday 20th September 2012 . It it our hope that our members,chapter [...]

ICAN Supports The National Rally For Change!

On Labor Day, September 3, 2012, over 100 cities across all 50 states will host rallies to show support for improving birth practices in the United States. These rallies, hosted by, have quickly gained widespread viral support and the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) is proud to support our members’ and chapter leaders’ participation [...]

Maria’s VBA2C

Like all VBAC stories, mine starts with the birth of my first child. My oldest was breech, from 19 weeks on to the end, the girl would not budge. We were in the midst of trying everything under the sun to flip her around, and look for an OB who would do a breech delivery, [...]

Amy’s 2 VBAC Birth Stories

The VBAC Birth of Katherine Elizabeth (10/22/2008)
My first child was born by unnecessary c-section.  Partly due to my own ignorance on what happened in hospitals and what necessitated a c-section.  And a lot to do with my doctor withholding information, lying to me about what was happening, and wanting to get back to his clinic [...]