Featured Professional Member- Oasis Birth Doula
- Published: 13 June 2019 13 June 2019
This month we'd like to introduce you to Fatima Abdallah of Oasis Birth Doula!
She's a mother to three girls and one boy- three of them were born in a hospital setting, one at home. She is a certified holistic doula through The Matrona and as a birth & postpartum doula through Doula Trainings International, and is a a trained childbirth educator. She also offers a VBAC class and has supported VBAC mothers.
ICAN of NOVA on Good Morning Washington for Cesarean Awareness Month!
- Published: 12 May 2019 12 May 2019
Co-Leader Ryann Morales was invited to represent ICAN of NOVA on Good Morning Washington for Cesarean Awareness Month.
Read more: ICAN of NOVA on Good Morning Washington for Cesarean Awareness Month!
VBAC Class Registration Open!
- Published: 10 April 2019 10 April 2019
Deciding if VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) is right for you? Then join International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) of NOVA chapter leaders at the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington on April 29 from 6-8pm for a class on the topic of VBAC. You will learn about the benefits for mothers and babies, take a closer look at the benefits and risks of repeat cesareans, learn strategies for labor and birth, discuss the psychological and emotional issues, and gain information on choosing a health care provider, birth location, and support team (like doulas!).
The class is by donation in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month (CAM) and proceeds will benefit the nonprofits ICAN of NOVA and the Breastfeeding Center.
Register today at Can I VBAC? Yes, ICAN!
ACOG Opinion on Movement in Labor and Family-Friendly Cesareans
- Published: 13 March 2019 13 March 2019
In the February 2019 ACOG Community Opinion, ACOG revised a number of their guidelines. Highlighted below are several points that can benefit women seeking an empowered birth.
Read more: ACOG Opinion on Movement in Labor and Family-Friendly Cesareans
Facebook Group Update
- Published: 14 February 2019 14 February 2019
ICAN of Northern Virginia started our first private Facebook group several years ago as an alternative for parents who were unable to attend meetings. In that time, we've grown to more than 350 members! We have worked hard to provide online support in an environment where parents feel safe sharing their experiences - both positive and negative - without fear of judgement or reprisal.