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Signing off…Stay Tuned!

After three years as the ICAN blogger, it’s time for me to retire. But don’t worry, the blog will go on! Stay tuned – my replacement is in the works.
It’s been a pleasure for me to volunteer for ICAN in this role over the past three years. It’s especially been an honor to read and [...]

CAM Birth Story: Heather’s Journey to Homebirth

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Heather Deatrick. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to
Birth story of Gregory Patrick
HBAC (Home Birth After Cesarean) on 01/13/2011
by Heather Deatrick
How I ended up having a homebirth is truly amazing, as it is nothing I ever would have [...]

CAM Birth Story: Cortney’s VBAC

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Cortney Speir. Cortney says, “My first birthing experiene is pretty disturbing but my vbac was awesome. Thank you ICAN!” To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to:
The sun was lightly shimmering through the rose in the stained glass [...]

CAM Birth Story: Sarah’s VBA2C

On the night you were born…
Emily Ann Jacobs 08-03-10, 8:08 pm, 8 lbs
Our first daughter was born on Memorial Day, 1 week after her due date via c-section. I was induced with Pitocin and only after laboring 6 hours did the doctor suggest a c-section. My husband and I agreed, because we didn’t know any [...]

From “McBirth” to Homebirth

ICAN mama Rebecca James was recently interviewed on 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 [...]