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Archive of posts tagged vbac

CAM Birth Story: Sarah’s HBA4C – “An Incredible Feat!”

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Sarah Fuerstenau. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to blog@ican-online.org.
My birthing story begins back in 2005 when I had our first child. I had prepared myself for a natural, drug-free vaginal birth but I ended up with an emergency [...]

CAM Birth Stories: Elayne’s “Wide Range of Births”

These birth stories, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), come from Elayne Glantzberg. To have your story posted on this blog, email it to blog@ican-online.org.
Elayne sends along her four very different birth stories, all previously published on her family’s blog. Below are excerpts with links to the full stories.
Cesarean with 26-week triplets: “I didn’t [...]

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 blog@ican-online.org.
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: Janel’s HBA3C

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Janel Hyland. Janel says, “Hope this can inspire many!” To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
I know my birth story needs to start with my first birth. This is going to be long, it has taken me [...]

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: blog@ican-online.org
The sun was lightly shimmering through the rose in the stained glass [...]

CAM Birth Story: Allison’s hospital, med-free VBAC

This birth story, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM), comes from Allison. Allison shared her cesarean birth story with us during CAM last year. To have your birth story posted on this blog, email it to: blog@ican-online.org
Sunday morning marked 41 weeks. Sleep was scarce due to sore hips and back. I tried to [...]

CAM Birth Story: Nikki’s VBAC

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: blog@ican-online.org
Beanling’s birth timeline
Monday 8/9/10 was my 41 week 2 day appointment with Doc Tate. Went out to the office, has my NST (little girl did well) and went into [...]

Birthrights Video

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!

CAM Birth Stories: Deena’s Cesarean and VBAC

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: blog@ican-online.org
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 [...]

Buy Healing Art, Support ICAN!

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 [...]