April is Cesarean Awareness Month!

April is Cesarean Awareness Month!  This is an opportunity to share with friends, colleagues, relatives and birth professionals that you come in contact with the impact of unnecessary cesareans on mom, baby, family, society, etc!  Tell your stories, provide resources and evidence based information, (lots of info here on our site,  or steer people to the ICAN National Site) and a tell the world the impact your cesarean birth has had on you!  Consider writing your birth story (Cesarean or other…) for the next edition of ICAN Seattle’s birth story book.

As referenced on the ICAN website, the Cesarean Awareness Ribbon debuted in April of 2004 for Cesarean Awareness Month. The burgundy color of the ribbons represents birth and the wearing of the ribbon upside down symbolizes the state of distress many pregnant women find themselves in when their birthing choices are limited. The loop of the inverted ribbon represents a pregnant belly and the tails are the arms of a woman outstretched in a cry for help.  cam_small1

And finally, consider joining ICAN as a member!  During the month of April, there are special membership prices for anyone joining or renewing their ICAN membership.  Membership in ICAN is a tangible way of demonstrating your support for ICAN and Cesarean Awareness, allows ICAN to continue it’s outreach programs and advocacy and also supports our local Seattle Chapter!  Join directly through ICAN Seattle, and our chapter benefits with additional funds staying in our chapter treasury!  Becoming an ICAN supporting suscriber is only $25 for an entire year of membership, $5 off, in honor of Cesarean Awareness Month.  Contact the ICAN Seattle chapter leaders to subscribe through our local chapter!


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