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Archive of posts tagged CAM2012

Stephanie’s HBAC of Maya

The Birth of Maya
I began this pregnancy feeling an intense amount of pressure to do things right this time, to have a VBAC, to prove that I could do it and avoid all the heartache that clouded the birth of my son, born via cesarean just 25 months before his sister. I was excited to [...]

Activism & You

From Kelly Fischer, Chapter Leader of ICAN of Northeast Iowa.
1. Thank A Provider – solicit your chapter supporters to each write a thank you letter to at least one of their care providers, or as many as they’d like.  For any care providers who are local and hospital based, offer to drop off the letters [...]

Ellen’s Birth of Lucy

Lucille Catherine graced us with her presence on July 21, 2011 at 2:11pm. It was easily the most beautiful moment of my life, but at the same time, the most heartbreaking.  When I look back at her birth, I remember it initially as a time of joy and love and then the trauma and resentment [...]

Kara’s Birth Stories

For pictures and more, check out Kara’s blog, Emotional Healing From Cesarean.

Jason’s Birth- Unplanned Cesarean

Before the birth of my first son I believed that birth was easy. You go to the hospital, get your epidural, and in a few hours pop out a baby. Of course I had heard the horror stories of long, [...]

Jessica’s VBAC of Xander

At about 6 months gestation, I went to the E.R. for what I thought was premature labor.  My previous pregnancy had resulted in a miscarriage so I had some cause for concern.  After plenty of testing, the results were inconclusive.  I was having some fierce abdominal pain that we could not identify.  I went home [...]

Elisabeth’s VBA2C

On the day of my 2nd cesarean section (C/S) I was nervous, anxious and just wanting to get it all over with. I had asked my OB about the possibility of a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She said she was supportive but also told me of her colleague she had just sectioned who (with [...]

Amy’s Births of Jack and Xander

A Scheduled C-Section
My due date was October 5, 2008.  And as the end of September rolled on, there was absolutely zero sign that Jack would join us any time soon.  Not a single contraction, nothing.  Each week at my doctor appointments, I got the same news.  A fingertip dilated and not really effaced.  [...]

Cesarean Awareness Month!

It’s Cesarean Awareness Month and here at the ICAN Blog, I’m excited to share a lot of great birth stories, guest posts, videos and more during the month of April! As a reminder, if you would like your birth story to be featured on the ICAN Blog during this month (and it hasn’t been featured [...]