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CAM Birth Story: Ilka’s Cesarean

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Ilka Szilagyi. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
Well, my story is a tale of complicated things.
First of all, you have to know that midwifery in Hungary is borderline illegal, since there were no laws around it [...]

Cesarean Images – How Do You Feel About Them?

At our monthly ICAN of the Twin Cities meeting this past Monday, we watched three breech birth videos: a vaginal breech at home, a vaginal breech in the hospital, and a cesarean for breech. After the videos, we talked about how difficult it is for some of us to watch cesarean videos because it looks [...]

Lauren’s Worst Day

The day my eldest son was born was the worst day of my life.  I know what you’re thinking…how can you say that?  But it has nothing to do with my love for him and everything to do with the way that he was brought into this world.  I know they say that birthing a [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – August 9-22

Your weekly one-stop for highlights from the birth blogosphere. Visit weekly for the latest on childbirth, especially related to cesarean prevention, recovery, and VBAC. To nominate a blog post to be featured here, email me at blog@ican-online.org.
It’s summer and we’re a little slow around the blog lately…but there’s been plenty of good reading in the [...]

Clarion Notes: Spring 2010 Issue

This is the first in a quarterly series highlighting ICAN’s signature publication, The Clarion. To receive The Clarion, you must be a subscriber to ICAN. To subscribe, please find your local chapter or visit the ICAN bookstore.
The focus of this issue of The Clarion is healing, which includes a phenomenal collection of articles addressing the [...]

Erin’s Cesarean

Erin sent in this birth story to share. Would you like to have yours posted here? Send it to: blog@ican-online.org. If you are looking for more birth stories, click here.
I had a perfect pregnancy.  I had no heartburn, no hemorrhoids, no morning sickness, no back pain, nothing. I sailed through pregnancy with such ease and [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs – Week Ending May 16th

Your weekly one-stop for highlights from the birth blogosphere. Visit weekly for the latest on childbirth, especially related to cesarean prevention, recovery, and VBAC. To nominate a blog post to be featured here, email me at blog@ican-online.org.
I love to see creative expressions of birth and birth experiences. This week there were several: Birth Activist (and [...]

CAM Birth Story #17: Victory after Loss

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month 2010, we will be filling the blogosphere with stories from real women (and their families) who know first-hand the consequences of a 32% cesarean rate. Each day we will post at least one birth story submitted by these women. Prepare to be moved (hint: grab a box of Kleenex)!
From [...]

More Than Just A Healthy Baby

Yesterday afternoon, Gina Crosley-Corcoran of ICAN of DuPage, and Danielle Elwood from ICAN of Connecticut sat down with Karen Angstadt on her weekly radio show A Labor of Love to talk about birth, cesarean sections, and how a healthy baby isn’t all that matters.
The show provides a multifaceted exploration of birth trauma, illustrated by Karen’s [...]

Best of the Birth Blogs: Week Ending October 18th

Your weekly one-stop for highlights from the birth blogosphere. Visit weekly for the latest on childbirth, especially related to cesarean prevention, recovery, and VBAC. To nominate a blog post to be featured here, email me at blog@ican-online.org

The Daily Beast – The C-section Backlash: Danielle Friedman writes about Joy Szabo, who continues to garner national [...]