Have you seen Al Jazeera’s new documentary – “Birthrights” – about cesarean and VBAC in the United States? It features ICAN of Atlanta and others in our birthing community. Check it out!
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 [...]
“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 [...]
These birth stories, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), come from Deena Blumenfeld. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: email@example.com
Owen’s birth story: My c-section (click to read the full story):
“5:08 am – Owen was born. He started crying with only his head out. His apgar scores were [...]
April is Cesarean Awareness Month. The U.S. cesarean rate stands at 32.9%, but some states have rates of more than 40%. “Cesareans are far from the niche occurrence of yesteryear. Every woman in her childbearing years MUST sit up and take notice of this alarming and astonishing rate of surgical delivery,” says ICAN President Desirre [...]
Amy Swagman is a mother, doula, and fine artist in Denver, CO. For the month of April in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month she will be donating 10% of all sales to ICAN, plus 20% of sales from her pieces on cesarean, healing, and VBAC.
Amy will also be speaking on birth art and activism at the [...]
ICAN mama Rebecca James was recently interviewed on elephantjournal.com about her journey from having a “McBirth” to homebirth, with a little help from ICAN along the way. She had this to say about how ICAN helped support her after her traumatic cesarean surgery:
It is hard to find support after a cesarean! Most people don’t understand [...]
Emre’s birth story actually starts over 3 years ago with the story of Aydin’s birth. That sounds so beyond corny, but it’s true. Jason and I decide to try to conceive Aydin at a time when his birth would coincide with my graduation from law school. I always had this abstract idea that I would [...]
Registration for ICAN’s 2011 conference is now OPEN at http://conference.ican-online.org/registration.htm
Join us in St. Louis, MO for ICAN’s Gateway to a Better Birth conference, April 8-10, 2011. Early Bird Registration is only $99 for a limited time!
Speakers include Henci Goer, Pam England, Isa Herrera and Dr. George Macones.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn, heal, network [...]
32.9% of Births Resulting In Major Abdominal Surgery; 13th Consecutive Year to Show Increase
Redondo Beach, CA, December 21, 2010 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics has reported that the cesarean rate hit another record high in 2009, with a preliminary rate of 32.9 percent. The findings reflect the [...]