LMKheadshot2015Lisa Keyser

Lisa Keyser started attending ICAN meetings in 2009, following the c-section birth of her first child. She found healing and support from all of the women who attended the meetings, and was able to have a successful home VBAC (HBAC) in 2011 and home-turned-hospital VBAC following an induction for preeclampsia in 2019. Lisa became chapter co-leader in 2014 and keeps the ICAN of Northern Virginia website updated as much as possible.


Emily Smith

Emily is mother to 3, residing in Montclair, VA.  She has worked passionately as a birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and placenta encapsulator in DC, VA, and MD since 2008 and co-leads the DC meeting location of ICAN.


About ICAN

The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Learn More About ICAN