The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
We are the Northern Virginia chapter, with members throughout the greater Washington, DC area. We hold support group meetings once a month, which offer a safe place for post-cesarean mothers to find healing and support and for others to learn about cesarean prevention. Please make sure to check our meetings page to find the next meeting time and location.
Our meetings are always free and open to the public, membership is not required to attend. However, please consider joining ICAN or making a donation today to help us continue our mission!
ICAN Co-Leader Lisa Keyser (right) representing ICAN of Northern Virginia at the DC Birth & Babies Fair in 2014, pictured with ICAN members and local doulas Laurie Connor (left) and Ryann Morales (center).