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Re: [homebirth-65] ICAN of Lake Co. IL - Celebrating Mothers - Sunday, May 3rd @ 2pm

From: Jo Anne L.
Sent on: Monday, May 4, 2009 11:38 AM
Julie - I'd like to be able to help you promote your group. Have we got a listing for it in classes on the web site??
Peace on earth begins with birth and body work.?

Jo Anne Lindberg MEd ABT
President & Founder
Five Element Shiatsu
1555 Sherman Avenue #175
Evanston, IL ?60201

On May 2, 2009, at 12:17 PM, Julie wrote:

Attached is a copy of the flyer for our May ICAN meeting on Sunday afternoon, May 3rd at 2:00pm in Zion, IL.

We've already got 5 moms planning to attend, so come and join us!

Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who may be interested in coming.
Julie Elliott - Chapter Leader
ICAN of Lake County, IL
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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?
Are you a pregnant woman, spouse, partner, friend, childbirth educator, doula, or midwife?

Please join our support group for a "Mother's Day" discussion on:
~ Celebrating Motherhood ~

Join us for an open forum discussion on the joys and challenges of mothering. We'll be going over how our birth experiences shape us as women and mothers. Come & share the ups & downs of raising your little ones.
When: Sunday, May 3rd, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Zion, IL 60099 ~ (go to the link listed below for more info)
Directions: call the Chapter Leader.

Cost: 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.
For those with allergies, please note that there are 2 cats at this home. They are not normally allowed to be in the office, so there is very little dander. If you're not severely allergic to cats, you'll probably be OK.
Zion is located 2 miles south of the IL/WI border on Lake Michigan.

Regular meetings are usually held on the 1st Sunday of the month at 2:00 or 3pm in various locations around Lake County.
For the location & more info on this?month's?ICAN meeting or to RSVP, go to -

Upcoming Meeting Topics

June 7 - Book Discussion: Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care - by Jennifer Block

More questions? Contact our ICAN chapter leader:
Julie - (847)[masked]
e-mail: [address removed] - ICAN of Lake County - 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.

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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