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Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Quotes

“Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will.”
~Mahatma Ghandi

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Quotes

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
~Khalil Gibran

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Quotes

“Making the decision to have a child, it’s momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
~Elizabeth Stone

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Quotes

“Birth is not only about making babies.  Birth is about making mothers–strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
~Barbara Katz Rothman

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Quotes

“It is true that naturally occuring labor can feel larger and greater than the woman birthing.  This is not so as she creates from within the very hormones that increase the strength, power, and frequency of her work of labor.  That is the good news–it is from her, for her, by her.”
~Desirre Andrews, ICAN President

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Quotes

“Birth is an opportunity to transcend.  To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.”
~Marcie Macari

30 Years of ICAN: 30 Quotes

“Yes, I do want more women to opt for a VBAC if that’s right for them, because from a public health point of view I think there will be fewer downstream health problems on a societal basis with fewer cesareans.  But on an individual basis, each person has to choose what’s right for them, and [...]

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Quotes

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things–wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”
~Edna J. Le Shan

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Quotes

Birth is a rite of passage of women.  Their journey should be honored, their rights should be fiercely protected, and their stories should be shared.”
~Marcie Macari

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Quotes

“Keep making waves, one starfish at a time.”
~Kelly Fischer, Chapter Leader of ICAN of NE Iowa
And a very special happy birthday wish from ICAN to Kelly on this day!