Re: [homebirth-65] ICAN of Lake Co - Pot Luck & "Orgasmic Birth" Film - Sunday, Feb 8

From: Jo Anne L.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 4:09 PM
Julie - Please give us more lead time on your events so we can post to the web site - two months ahead - or the e-newsletter based on space the 1st and 15th of the month. Would love to help support your efforts.?
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On Feb 7, 2009, at 4:45 PM, Julie wrote:

Our February ICAN meeting is tomorrow - Sunday afternoon, Feb 8 at 1pm in Lake Bluff, IL.
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Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested in attending.
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Julie Elliott
Chapter Leader ~ ICAN of Lake County, IL
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International Cesarean Awareness Network of Lake County, IL
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Have you had a cesarean?
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Do you want to avoid another one?
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Would you like to share your cesarean or VBAC story or help others because of a personal cesarean experience?
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Please join our educational meeting for a Pot Luck & showing of the film:
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~ Orgasmic Birth ~
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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!
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Seating is limited, so please RSVP at the link listed below or call Carol to reserve your space.
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When:? Sunday, Feb 8, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Where: Lake Bluff, IL 60044?? (go to the link listed below for more info)
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Lake Bluff is located approximately 14 miles south of the IL/WI border on Lake Michigan.
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Regular meetings are usually held on the 1st Sunday of the month at 2:00pm in various locations around Lake County.
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For the location & more info on this ICAN meeting or to RSVP, go to -
http://www.meetup.com/Holistic-Birth-Circle-of-NorthEast-Lake-County/calendar/8852995/
Or call Carol to reserve a seat - (847)[masked]
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When RSVPing, leave a note in the comment section letting us know what you dish you are bringing.
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Upcoming Meeting Topics
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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
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More questions?? Contact one of our ICAN leaders:
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Julie - (847)[masked]
Carol - (847)[masked]
Shanda - (847)[masked]
e-mail: [address removed]
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www.freewebs.com/icanoflakecounty - ICAN of Lake County
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www.ican-online.org - International Cesarean Awareness Network
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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.
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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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