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ICAN of Lake Co - Pot Luck & "Orgasmic Birth" Film - Sunday, Feb 8

From: Julie E
Sent on: Saturday, February 7, 2009 4:45 PM
Our February ICAN meeting is tomorrow - Sunday afternoon, Feb 8 at 1pm in Lake Bluff, IL.
Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested in attending.

Julie Elliott
Chapter Leader ~ ICAN of Lake County, IL


International Cesarean Awareness Network of Lake County, IL
Have you had a cesarean?
Do you want to avoid another one?
Would you like to share your cesarean or VBAC story or help others because of a personal cesarean experience?
Please join our educational meeting for a Pot Luck & showing of the film:
~ Orgasmic Birth ~
We will be watching Orgasmic Birth - a stunning documentary about how amazing & powerful childbirth can be!  The film presents 11 births, showing how having a baby can be a pleasurable, enjoyable and sometimes ecstatic experience.  This is a wonderful film for helping women get into the right frame of mind for planning an empowering birth.  You don't want to miss it!
Seating is limited, so please RSVP at the link listed below or call Carol to reserve your space.
When:  Sunday, Feb 8, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Lake Bluff, IL 60044   (go to the link listed below for more info)
Cost: Just bring a dish to pass. 
This meeting is free, however donations of any amount to our ICAN treasury are greatly appreciated.  Better yet, join ICAN at the meeting!
Who Should Come:  Anyone interested in learning more about healthy pregnancy & birth is welcome to attend.  First-time pregnant moms are especially encouraged to join us!
While childcare is not provided, children with quiet toys and babes-in-arms are welcome. There is space for little ones to play in an adjoining room, and a basement where older children can play.
For those who have allergies, please note that there is 1 hypoallergenic / non-shedding dog (a Maltese) at this house that will be crated during the meeting.
Lake Bluff is located approximately 14 miles south of the IL/WI border on Lake Michigan.
Regular meetings are usually held on the 1st Sunday of the month at 2:00pm in various locations around Lake County.
For the location & more info on this ICAN meeting or to RSVP, go to -
Or call Carol to reserve a seat - (847)[masked]
When RSVPing, leave a note in the comment section letting us know what you dish you are bringing.
Upcoming Meeting Topics
Jan 4 - Birth Trauma
Feb 1 - Pot Luck & Orgasmic Birth Film
March 1 - Healing From a Cesarean
April 5 - Vaginal Breech Birth
May 3 - Book Discussion: Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care - by Jennifer Block
More questions?  Contact one of our ICAN leaders:
Julie - (847)[masked]
Carol - (847)[masked]
Shanda - (847)[masked]
e-mail: [address removed] - ICAN of Lake County - International Cesarean Awareness Network
In America today, cesarean rates are over 30%, yet many of those performed are medically unnecessary.  Women are often shocked or surprised at their cesarean experience and wish to avoid a repeat surgery with their next baby.  Studies show that at least 75% of women who attempt Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) can succeed.  Yet, today in our country, only 10% actually do.
The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. 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).

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