• ICAN Names Julie Herr the May 2015 Volunteer of the Month
    The International Cesarean Awareness Network is powered by the selfless efforts of our numerous volunteers. We cannot thank our dedicated volunteers enough for their cooperation and service in assisting ICAN with accomplishing its mission. In an effort to acknowledge some of our amazing volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to offer support, education, and... […]
  • Click Your Way to the Best Info: finding quality VBAC and Cesarean info online
    By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA) BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE While April is recognized as Cesarean Awareness Month in both the United States and many other countries, quality consumer information about how to prevent cesareans (both primary {first} cesareans and subsequent ones) along with information about having a vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC) is valuable to... […]
  • Birth Story in Africa: a birth without fear
    Guest post written by Sarah S. In order to tell the birth story of my firstborn, I have to back up a bit. Actually, I have to back up a lot. For as long as I can remember I have been afraid of pregnancy and childbirth. My mother threw up the entire nine months of... […]
  • World Doula Week: a doula at a cesarean?
    Guest article by Lisa Kehoe IBCLC, CLD, CPD, in honor of World Doula Week (March 22-28). Your vision of birth probably did not include having surgery. You were thinking of a natural, unmedicated, maybe even home birth, and now you’re having a cesarean. You may feel uneasy about this, but, for whatever reason, it’s the only choice... […]
  • Accreta Awareness Blood Drive Event
    The International Cesarean Awareness Network is pleased to be participating in this year’s Accreta Awareness Blood Drive occurring nationwide on April 3rd in support of the Hope for Accreta Foundation. The purpose of this blood drive is to raise awareness of placenta accreta, a condition in which the placenta attaches itself too deeply into the... […]


Naomi Bjorgan, CPM, LM
accepts HBACs for one previous incision.
Whatcom County, WA
Dr. Nathan Meltzer
The Vally Hospital
Spokane Valley, Washington.
From Meghann: “I had a beautifully empowering VBAC in January at The Valley Hospital in Spokane Valley, Washington. Dr. Nathan Meltzer attended and he was absolutely amazing and supportive!”
1717 13th St Ste 300
Everett , WA 98201
Phone: (425) 297-5500
Fax: (425) 297-5561

Highland Midwife Birth Services
Lorri Ellen Carr, Licensed Midwife
PO Box 800, Goldendale Washington 98620
509-250-2072 (leave message please)

Gorge Family Wellness Center
818 West 6th Street #1 (see MAP)
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
541-296-0006 (for appts with Dr. Shawna Hasel)
509-250-2072 (for midwifery appts with Lorri)

Dr. Heidi Robel, ND LAC PC
307 S. 12th Avenue Suite #11 (see MAP)
Yakima, Washington 98902
509-469-2483 (for appts with Dr. Robel)
509-250-2072 (for midwifery appts with Lorri)
509-780-3330 (for midwifery appts with Kristin)

Sunrise Midwifery
1126 Meade Ave, Suite F
Prosser, Washington

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