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  • Sharing our birth stories with our children: Katy’s CBA2C
    Guest post birth story by Katy Rank Lev for Brain, Child Magazine. I joined my local ICAN chapter after my first son was delivered via cesarean. Over the next five years, I became a leader of ICAN of Southwestern PA and the organization supported me through my next pregnancy and VBAC attempt… then they supported me... […]
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  • ICAN Names Lisa Keyser the June 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... […]
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  • Postpartum Doulas: support after cesarean
    Guest post by Debbie Young, DONA. Birth is unpredictable. There is no straight path to the birth of a precious baby so we follow the path wherever it leads. Sometimes that path leads to a cesarean. When a mother and baby come home after a cesarean there are a few extra things to think about,... […]
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  • 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... […]
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  • 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... […]
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Illinois

Dr. Joan Cardone
West Suburban Women’s Health
Willowbrook, IL
www.wswomenshealth.com

“I had a successful vbac on Jan 14, 2015 with Joan… She was truly vbac friendly. She was really patient with me and gave me as much time as my body wanted to dilate. She is just superb!” – Vineetha

 

We need your help! Do you know of a VBAC supportive practice or group in this states?? please email us the info: kcontentoangell@hotmail.com

My name is Jessica S. and I have had three kids the first natural and the other two c section my doctor at carle clinic 311 Fairchild Danville Danville, llinois 61832 allowed me to try to have my third child vbac he said he would not induce me that i had to go into labor on my own. I wans’t able to but they are willing to do them.

Looking for a doctor or midwife? Here are some supportive places to start:

Namaste.com
birthways inc

Or try these ICAN Chapters:

ICAN of Central Illinois
Bloomington
Contact: Danielle Braden
eMail Address: icanofcentralillinois@yahoo.com
Website: health.groups.yahoo.com/group/icanofcentralillinois/
Telephone: 217-620-0033

ICAN of Chicago
Chicago
Contact: Karen Troy
eMail Address: icanofchicago@yahoo.com
Telephone: 312 243 4793
Website: health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ICANofChicago/

ICAN of Kane County
Batavia
Contact: Becky Frielink
eMail Address: kanecountyican@yahoo.com
Telephone: 630.660.4369

ICAN of St. Louis
St. Louis (MO)
Contact: Julie Herr
eMail Address: julie_at_icanstl@sbcglobal.net
Telephone: (618) 222-9218
Website: stlouis.ican-online.org
Or Contact: Ruthie Dicken
Telephone: (314) 961-4451

ICAN of Lake County
Zion
Contact: Julie Elliott
eMail Address: icanoflakecounty@gmail.com
Telephone: (847) 258-7233
Website: icanoflakecounty.webs.com

ICAN of DuPage
Bloomingdale
Contact: Sarah Glover
eMail Address: icanofdupageil@gmail.com
Telephone: 708-267-6380

ICAN of the Rock River Valley
Greater Rockford Stateline Area
Contact: Christine
eMail Address: rrvican@yahoo.com
Telephone: 630-842-7055

ICAN of South Central Illinois
Effingham
Contact: Christa Westendorf
eMail Address: icanofsouthcentralillinois@yahoo.com
Telephone: 217-536-9682
Website: health.groups.yahoo.com/group/icanofsouthcentralillinois/
Telephone: 217-821-4271

ICAN of Springfield
Springfield
Contact: Judy Percy
eMail Address: icanspringfield.il@gmail.com
Telephone: 217-622-0353

Articles:

1st Free-standing birthing center in Illinois

 

You can also try seaching the ICAN database here: http://ican-online.org/chapter/search