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Reduce Preventable Cesareans with ICAN

I CAN give birth!

I want to support ICAN because they do essential work toward supporting women in birth, informing them of the benefits and safety of VBAC and supporting women facing cesarean section.

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I'm raising funds for the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)! ICAN has impacted many lives for over 35 years by working towards improved maternal-child health through education, support, and advocacy surrounding cesarean and VBAC issues. ICAN changed my life when I received support for two VBACs after I had an unnecessary cesarean in 1995. ICAN can do the same for your loved one!

Why is ICAN's work important?

  • U.S. Cesarean Rate is 32% for 2017
  • U.S. VBAC rate is only 12.8% even though 60-80% of those who labor after cesarean have a VBAC.
  • Of those interested in VBAC, 57% are unable to find a supportive provider or hospital, U.S. study shows.
  • 80-90% of births in private Brazilian hospitals are Cesareans!
  • Cesareans have short and long term risks which can remain many years beyond the current birth and affect the health of the childbearing person, their child, and future pregnancies.
  • Only 3% of first cesareans were due to maternal request.
  • "Unnecessary C-sections may be responsible for up to 20,000 major surgical complications a year, including everything from sepsis to hemorrhage to organ injury." - Dr. Neel Shah

Won't you join me today by donating to this worthy cause? 

Let's bring more peace ✌️ on earth 🌎 by improving birth 👍 🤰🏽


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