June 2019 Newsletter 
Take Advantage of an ICAN Membership and Join Today!
Has your local chapter helped you? Have they provided support, advocacy, or education that helped you make informed decisions during your pregnancy or birth? Please share your experiences with us HERE ! We'll be highlighting some of these stories to show the impact ICAN is making in your communities!
Help Wanted!
VBAC Ban Database Team
The VBAC Ban Database Project needs to grow their team! Team members coordinate calling efforts to determine a hospital’s VBAC ban status and enter the information into our database system. Training is provided!
Contact [email protected] for more information or to volunteer!
Meet the Newest Chapter Leader!
Join us in welcoming ICAN's newest chapter leader! Learn about Dedra and what led her to ICAN over on the blog !

Click HERE to learn more about starting or joining an ICAN chapter in your area!
ICAN is pleased to provide some of our previous webinars as a benefit of membership. Webinars are available only to paid, current members of ICAN.

An email will be sent to all current members each month concerning access to available webinars.

The Latest ICAN Webinars:

If you are a current member and do not receive an email with the current webinar information, or you have a questions about our webinars, please contact [email protected].

Not a member? Click HERE to join!
Keeping Up With ICAN
Do you follow us on Facebook and Instagram?

Give us a 'Like' to keep up with everything happening at ICAN!

ICAN’s Professional Member Network includes doulas, CBEs, chiropractors, massage therapists, hypnobirth therapists, midwives…… Anyone who feels they have a service they can provide to pregnant women, mothers, and families. To be eligible for this listing you must become a  professional member  of ICAN.

The best way to search our directory of professional members is to use the Advanced Search feature and type the state abbreviation that best meets your needs (or full country name if outside the United States).
This month's featured Professional Member is
Martha Lerner of Zenmamalove !

Thank you, Martha, for your support!

As a CAPPA certified doula who has served over 100 families, I work with the top South Florida VBAC friendly providers (both home and out of hospital) to help empower women on their birth journeys. I am also a professional Birth Photographer, and love to capture and preserve the family's birth story. I believe photography is an incredible tool to help you process your birth, to show you your strength, to allow you to step back and see it from another perspective. Lastly, I believe peace begins at birth,and that every woman deserves to feel educated, empowered and have choices throughout her pregnancy and birth.

Check out more about Zenmamalove HERE !
Featured Open Volunteer Positions
  • Engage in an on-going examination of ICAN’s internal and external practices
  • Contribute to continuing cultural awareness and bias education for Chapter Leaders
  • Promote our fund for Chapter Leaders of Color
  • Raise awareness of the bias in the maternity system faced by WOC, the differently abled, LGBTQ, the poor, the women of size, teen moms, etc
  • Create access to information and training to non-English speakers
  • Review our material including its sources and resources for inclusiveness
  • Develop strategies to improve ICAN’s fundraising abilities
  • Secure donation items for silent auctions and giveaways on a continual basis.
  • Consider ways to gain sponsorship of ICAN in general or specific ICAN events
  • Work closely with the social media and website volunteers to create awareness of the event
Looking for a Local ICAN Chapter?
You can find all of the active ICAN Chapters on our website!

Don't see a local chapter in your area? Consider starting a new one! The process is simple, just fill out an application to begin!