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ICAN Birth Class: Cesarean Prevention


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Non-subscribers: Please pay the applicable fee for the download at the ICAN Store and then forward your receipt for payment to webinarsupport@ican-online.org. Your download will be emailed to you within a week.



Planning YOUR birth? Are you keeping your fingers crossed and hoping for the best? Well, take charge and find out ways you can increase your chances of having an easier and safer birth. First-timers and experienced mothers both can benefit from this class.


This 2-hour session will help you learn:


  • Different kinds of care providers you can use, and the pros and cons of each
  • How to empower yourself to make educated choices during your pregnancy and during labor
  • What factors contribute to your chances of having an unnecessary or preventable cesarean
  • What is the "downward spiral of intervention"
  • Why avoiding an unnecessary cesarean is safest for you and your baby
  • When cesareans are truly necessary


Non-subscribers: $20.00 fee benefits ICAN.


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Presenting ICAN's official cesarean prevention class is Claudia Villeneueve, President of ICAN Canada, ICAN's former Education Director, and a birth doula and childbirth educator. Claudia is also an engineer and lives in Canada with her husband and three children. Her first birth was a cesarean for failed routine induction, listed in her medical records as "failure to progress." Her second birth was a completely natural, drug-free and inspiring VBAC. Her third birth was a cesarean for complications with the epidural.



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