ICAN of Syracuse

-ICAN of Syracuse-

2014

June 17, 2014,  6:30pm - 8:30pm @ Women's Information Center, 601 Allen Street, Syracuse.  Our June meeting was be open to anyone interested in giving/receiving support or learning about cesarean recovery, cesarean prevention and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).

May 20, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm @ DeWitt Library Buckland Room. Our May meeting was a closed support meeting for women who have given birth by cesarean.

April 8, 2014, 6pm  In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month a VBAC panel was held to discuss VBAC with local providers.

March 18, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pmMeeting at the Women's Information Center, 601 Allen Street, Syracuse.  Our March meeting was open to anyone interested in giving/receiving support or learning about cesarean recovery, cesarean prevention and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).

February 18, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm:  Meeting at the Women's Information Center, 601 Allen Street, Syracuse.  Our February meeting was a closed support meeting for women who have given birth by cesarean.

January 21, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Our January meeting was open to anyone interested in giving/receiving support or learning about cesarean recovery, cesarean prevention, and VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean).


2013

November 19, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  Our November meeting was open to anyone interested in giving/receiving support or learning about cesarean recovery, cesarean prevention and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean).

October 15, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  Our October meeting was a closed support meeting for women who have given birth by cesarean.

September 17, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  September's meeting was open to anyone interested in giving/receiving support or learning about cesarean recovery, cesarean prevention and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). 

August 27, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  August's meeting was open to anyone interested in giving/receiving support or learning about cesarean recovery, prevention and VBAC.

June 18, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  June's meeting was closed to women who have given birth by cesarean

May 21, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  May's meeting was open to anyone interested in giving/receiving support or learning about cesarean recovery, prevention and VBAC.

April 9, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  April's meeting was open to anyone interested in giving/receiving support or learning about cesarean recovery, prevention and VBAC.

March 19, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  March's meeting was closed to women who have given birth by cesarean.

February 19, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  February's meeting was open to anyone interested in giving/receiving support or learning about cesarean recovery, prevention and VBAC.

January 15, 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  January's meeting was open to anyone interested in giving/receiving support or learning about cesarean recovery, prevention and VBAC. In addition to addressing the needs of moms recovering from or planning childbirth, we brainstormed things to do during April, Cesarean Awareness Month.

2012 Meetings

November 27, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  This meeting was open to anyone interested in attending.

October 30, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  This meeting was a "closed" meeting, meaning it was only for women who have given birth by cesarean. In addition to our regular introductions, general support and Q & A, we had an optional journal/letter writing activity.

September 18, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm   Dr. Jessica Sielawa was our guest speaker during September's open meeting.  Dr. Jessica Sielawa specializes in pregnancy and pediatric/family chiropractic care. She discussed the benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant women, including how chiropractic care during pregnancy can help increase the likelihood of having a natural childbirth.

August 14, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  This month we had a closed support meeting for cesarean moms looking for support from other cesarean moms.

June 19, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  This meeting was open to anyone interested in attending.

May 15, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm  We started a new format for every other meeting starting in May. This month we had a closed support meeting for cesarean moms looking for support from other cesarean moms.

April 17, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm     Special Guest! In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month, we are pleased to welcome Esther Zorn, one of the founders of Cesarean Prevention Movement (later renamed International Cesarean Awareness Network), to our April meeting.March 20, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

February 12, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

January 17, 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

 

 

 

2011 Meetings

November 15, 2011, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Come and give/receive support!

 

October 18, 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Come and give/receive support!

 

September 13, 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pmBirth Stories - Come and share and/or listen to birth stories with other strong women!

 

August 9, 2011, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

At this meeting we'll be discussing ways to optimize labor and childbirth.

 

June 14, 2011, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Movie night!  "Birth As We Know It".

 

May 17, 2011, 6:30pm - 8:30pmWhat happened at the ICAN Conference?  ICAN Chapter Director and ICAN of Syracuse coleader Lauren Cooper will be at this meeting to tell us all about the bi-annual April 2011 ICAN Conference that was held  in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

April 12, 2011, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Come and give/receive support!

 

February 15, 2011, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Finding VBAC Support and Birth Stories - Are you looking for a pro-VBAC provider?  Come to this meeting to meet VBAC mothers and network with other women also searching for VBAC-friendly providers. 

 

January 4, 2011, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Social Pressure - Happy New Year!  Hopefully everyone enjoyed time with family and friends during the holiday season.  Our loved ones often have lots of advice about your significant other, your children, your lifestyle, and your upcoming birth EVEN IF you don't ask for it!  Come to this meeting and share ways you deal with social pressure from loved ones.  What works best for you when you find yourself receiving unwanted advice?

2010 Meetings

November 16, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
After a mother goes through any childbirth, she needs support to help her through her recovery and to help her achieve the best possible maternal/child bond.  In light of the Thanksgiving season, come and share in a discussion about being thankful for the people and things that helped you with childbirth recovery and bonding. 

October 26, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Birth Stories - Come and share or listen to birth stories of strong CNY women.  All stories welcome!

September 21, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Choosing Labor Support  -  Your provider is an important part of your labor team, but the other people you choose to have present are also very important.  Should you have your mother there?  Your sister or sister-in-law?  A doula?  If you do choose to have a doula, how do you choose your doula?  Come to this meeting to share in a discussion about choosing labor support.

August 24, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
What do ACOG's less Restrictive VBAC Guidelines mean for women seeking VBAC?

June 22, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Finding VBAC Support

May 18, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Movie Night -  Come and join us for our movie night.  Tonight we'll be watching "The Business of Being Born".

April 20, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Childbirth recovery

March 16, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Come and give/receive support!

February 16, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Come and give/receive support!

January 19, 2010, 6:30-8:30pm
Share and/or listen to birth stories!

2009 Meetings

December 1, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm

Social Pressures - It's the most wonderful time of the year and it's time to get together with family and friends.  They care about you so much and have lots of advice about your significant other, your children, your lifestyle, and your upcoming birth EVEN IF you don't ask for it!  Come to this meeting and share ways you deal with social pressures from loved ones.  What works best for you when you find yourself receiving unwanted advice?

 

October 27, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm

Healing

September 29, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm
Birth Stories
- Come and share or listen to birth stories of strong CNY women.  All stories welcome!

July 21, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm
Birth Choices
  - Come and discuss birth choices such as choosing a birth provider and medical interventions and their alternatives. 

June 16, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm

Movie Night - Come see the movie "Pregnant in America"!

 

May 26, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm

Maternal-child bonding - Come and discuss ways to optimize maternal-child bonding immediately after birth and throughout your baby's childhood.

 

April 21, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm

Birth Stories!  It's Cesarean Awareness month.  Come and share your birth stories or just come and listen.  ALL stories welcome!

 

March 17, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm

Birth Rights and Advocacy - In honor of Women's History Month, come and share in a discussion about childbirth rights.

 

February 17, 2009, 6:30-8:30pm

Benefits of Complementary Healthcare on Pregnancy and Everyday Health - Guest speaker Rosemary Thompson will discuss the benefits of Chiropractic care, Homeopathy and Reiki.

2008 Meetings

December 17, 2008, 6:30-8:30pm
PREGNANT?  Or know someone who is?  The Central New York Birth Network invites you to join us for our First Annual Holiday Gathering in conjunction with ICAN of Syracuse.


November 18, 2008, 6:30-8:30pm
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we will be sharing ICAN's positive impact on our lives.  Plan to socialize, share stories and offer each other support.


November 3, 2008, 10:00 - 11:15am
Coffee Hour
- Healing


October 21, 2008, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Chiropractic Care and Optimal Fetal Positioning
- Dr. Jessica Sielawa of Balanced Life Chiropractic will be sharing how chiropractic care can help with fetal positioning and natural birth.


October 6, 2008, 10 - 11:15am
Coffee Hour
- VBAC Stories


September 16, 2008, 6:30pm
Discussing Birth Wishes with Your Provider


July 15, 2008, 6:30pm
Healing


June 17, 2008, 6:30pm
VBAC Stories
- sharing VBAC stories and preparation


April 16, 2008, 6:00pm Geneva Library, Story Room
Tips for Avoiding an Unnecessary Cesarean
- In honor of April being Cesarean Awareness Month, we are holding an extra meeting in Geneva. With 1/2 to 2/3 of cesareans being unnecessary according to the World Health Organization, it is important to be aware of steps you can take to help avoid this major surgery for your birth. Come and discuss ways of minimizing your chances of having a cesarean section, along with tips for making a necessary cesarean more family-centered. The Geneva Public Library is on the corner of Main St. and Castle St., and the Story Room is on the bottom level of the Library off of the Children's Room.


April 15, 2008, 6:30pm
Founder's Circle: Meet the Pioneers!


March 18, 2008, 6:30pm
Doulas: Professional Support for Cesarean Prevention


February 19, 2008, 6:30pm
Defining Your Own Success
- How do you define success?  The final outcome?  The steps taken along the way?  Your emotional and physical health?  Spiritual fulfillment?  A combination of these things?  When a woman plans her VBAC or any natural birth, many things go through her mind during her preparation.  For example, she might hope to allow baby to choose his/her birthday by allowing a natural onset of labor or she might hope to avoid medical interventions that inhibit her mobility during labor.  We all define success in different ways.  Please come to this meeting if you would like to share your pregnancy and childbirth journey(s) and/or you would like to offer support to others.


January 15, 2008, 6:30pm
Healing

2007 Meetings

November 20, 2007, 6:30pm
I
n the spirit of Thanksgiving, we will be sharing ICAN's positive impact on our lives.  Plan to socialize, share stories and offer each other support.


October 16, 2007, 6:30pm
Homebirth
  - Whether you are seriously contemplating homebirth or you are just curious about it, please come and get information from a homebirth midwife as well as women who have "been there, done that".


September 18, 2007, 6:30pm
VBAC Stories and CNY Hospital VBAC Concerns


August 21, 2007, 6:30pm
Healing


July 17, 2007, 6:30pm
CNY Hospitals: Statistics and Concerns
- During this meeting we'll discuss cesarean and VBAC rates at local hospitals as well as concerns about the future of Syracuse area hospital VBACs.  Learn, share and offer your insight on how ICAN of Syracuse and local families can advocate for women's choices and improved maternal-child health.


June 12, 2007, 6:30pm
VBAC preparation
- We will be discussing VBAC preparation and listening to VBAC stories. Please come to listen, share your story, or provide/receive support.


May 15, 2007, 6:30pm
Conference Review!!
  What happened at the 25th Anniversary ICAN Conference?  If you couldn't attend the conference, come to this meeting and find out all about it!  If you did attend the conference, come and share what you observed and learned.


March 13, 2007, 6:30pm
Healing Circle
- join pioneer CPM (cesarean prevention movement) members and share ways to move forward after cesarean childbirth.


February 13, 2007, 6:30pm
VBAC preparation
- sharing VBAC stories


January 16, 2007, 6:30pm
Homebirth
- Whether you are seriously contemplating homebirth or you are just curious about it, please come and get information from a homebirth midwife as well as women who have "been there, done that".

2006 Meetings

November 21, 2006, 6:30pm
Journey of Healing
- Share ways of moving forward after miscarriage, traumatic birth, and cesarean childbirth.


October 17, 2006, 6:30pm
Interviewing Care Providers


September 19,  2006, 6:30pm
VBAC Preparation
  - We will be discussing VBAC preparation and sharing some empowering VBAC stories!


August 15, 2006, 6:30pm
Labor Support
  - Christine Goldman of Doulas of CNY will be speaking about the many ways Doulas can provide support to a pregnant woman and her family.


July 18, 2006, 6:30pm
CBAC (having a cesarean when you planned a VBAC)
- When a woman has a VBAC trial of labor she faces the possibility of a repeat cesarean.  We will be discussing how women deal with this scenario and how VBAC preparation can still be very empowering.  Please come and share your experiences and concerns or just come and listen to others.


June 20, 2006, 6:30pm
Cesarean Prevention
  - Please come and find out about how your choices can help prevent cesarean childbirth.  Childbirth educator Amy Comfort will be sharing lots of information and will be available for questions.  Even if you've had natural childbirth in the past, this information is valuable for helping you if you are pregnant now or are planning to become pregnant again in the future.


May 16, 2006, 6:30pm
Cesarean Recovery
- Process your birth experience(s) by sharing and/or listening to others.


April 18, 2006, 6:30pm
The Rebirth of ICAN of Syracuse!
- A Syracuse native and one of ICAN's founders, Esther Booth Zorn speaks on the history of ICAN, formerly known as CPM (Cesarean Prevention Movement).

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