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CAM Birth Story: Cortney’s Cesarean

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Cortney Speir. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
I lay there unable to move, unable to speak, unable to breathe. I was opening my mouth, gasping for air, but nothing. I kept opening and [...]

CAM Birth Story: Allison’s hospital, med-free VBAC

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Allison. Allison shared her cesarean birth story with us during CAM last year. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
Sunday morning marked 41 weeks. Sleep was scarce due to sore hips and back. I tried to [...]

CAM Birth Story: Katharine’s necessary cesarean

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Katharine Evaul. Katharine says, “I was suggested to send this to you because while many c-sections are unneeded, sometimes they are. At the same time complications because it is major surgery arise.” To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it [...]

CAM Birth Story: Abigail’s Birth Story

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Jessica Angell. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
Once I got to the point of being “checked” at my OB appt, my OB commented that my pelvis was tight so a c-section was always in the back [...]

State Cesarean Awareness Month Proclamations

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month, many local ICAN chapters apply to have their state’s governor officially proclaim April as Cesarean Awareness Month in their state. Here are the states that have done so for 2011. Email me if your state should be on this list: blog@ican-online.org
Arkansas
Georgia
Iowa
North Carolina
City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

CAM Birth Stories: Ami’s cesareans

These birth stories, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), come from Ami Smith. Ami says, “In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month, and given that I’m 21 weeks pregnant and planning a vba2c this time around, I did a series of posts on my blog covering my previous deliveries and what has led me to [...]

CAM Birth Story: Nikki’s VBAC

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Nikki Hauser. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
Beanling’s birth timeline
Monday 8/9/10 was my 41 week 2 day appointment with Doc Tate. Went out to the office, has my NST (little girl did well) and went into [...]

CAM Birth Story: Nikki’s cesarean

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Nikki Hauser. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
I wrote this when I was 19 days PP with Doomling, my son.
Okay, I finally have time to type this up. I will say it ended up in no [...]

CAM Birth Story: Emma’s “Beautiful” Scar

“That’s a beautiful scar”
When I was younger I always envisioned birth as you saw it on TV… a woman who was rushed to the hospital in the throws of labor, her water broken signaling the start of the process, quickly hooked up to an IV that would take away all the pain, and then after [...]

Open Thread: ICAN Conference Reflections

Did you attend the 2011 ICAN Conference in St. Louis this past weekend? If so, we’d like to hear from you!
Use the comments section here to share your favorite quotes, moments, images, and any personal reflections you have from the conference. If you’d like to write a longer reflection to post as a stand-alone blog [...]