ICAN of NW Arkansas E-news June 2011 *In this edition:* Goodbye letter Announcements ICAN of NW Arkansas online Webinars Upcoming Events NEW! Fundraisers ItemsMessage 1 of 1 , Jun 28, 2011View Source
ICAN of NW Arkansas E-news June 2011
In this edition:
ICAN of NW Arkansas online
Items of Interest
Library in Space
I am so grateful for all the life experience I have gained by being a part of ICAN. I have learned to be a better mother and person from all of you. I have also learned how to navigate the medical system, question the status quo, and advocate for the best possible medical care for myself and my family. All of these things will prove valuable in the years to come. Thank you for all the support you have given me over the years. The support you all offer each other is so important and life changing.
former ICAN of NW Arkansas co-leader
*We are excited to welcome Loryn Davidson as a new co-leader for our chapter. She is a proud of mom to two beautiful girls with baby #3 on the way. Feel free to contact Loryn at loryndavidson@...
*Please continue to spread the word that Willow Creek, Siloam Springs and Northwest Bentonville hospitals are VBAC supportive!!! All of the Northwest facilities have changed their VBAC policies to be in agreement with the new American College of Gynecologists (ACOG) VBAC recommendations.
ICAN of NW Arkansas Online:
*Our website address http://www.ICANofNWArkansas.org/
*Connect with local parents on our Facebook page at
Educational pre-recorded webinars are free to ICAN subscribers. They can be accessed through the main ICAN website, www.ican-online.org. If you are not a current subscriber, you may subscribe or renew through the ICAN of NW Arkansas or pay the applicable download fee. Topics include:
- Cesarean Scar Care in the Post-Partum Period
- One Layer or Two: Much Ado about Something?
- ICAN Birth Class: Cesarean Prevention
- Journey to VBAC: What You Need to Know
- Homebirth After Cesarean: What the Research Does and Doesn't Say
*Mark your calendar! In place of our regularly scheduled July meeting we will be having Art Night during that time/place. It will be a safe place to create and share art that captures your birth experience or what you are dreaming of for the future. Note: Please wear clothes that you don't love or bring a smock. No one will be 'graded' for their work or forced to share if they don't want to.
As a non-profit organization, ICAN is funded solely by private donations, fundraisers, and subscriptions. Any assistance you can give to us by participating in any or all of these ways are appreciated!
*ICAN Subscription Levels:
Professional: $60 – includes your information on the main ICAN website
Childbearing 5 Year: $125
Childbearing 10 Year: $250
Ø Contact Kari or Loryn for more information on becoming a subscriber and supporting women and babies in NW Arkansas
*For the Monster - A place to find baby wearing items, cloth diapering, breastfeeding supplies and more! Shop online or locally at their store in Elkins. Use code ICAN to save 5% on your order and receive FREE shipping! www.ForTheMonster.com or (888)886-4166
* Mia Bella candles - a cleaner burning candle option. 100% of the proceeds benefit ICAN of NW Arkansas! Contact Kari to learn more about the scents available.
* Taste of Tea, a local buying program with thousands of natural products up to 50% off retail, will donate $1 of each membership fee ($5/one year) or $1 of each trial order's shipping & handling fee ($3-5/order) when referred by ICAN of NW Arkansas. Please call Aly at
251-8446 or email TasteOfTea@... to learn more.
*Usborne Books & More: A portion of your purchases will be donated to ICAN! Please contact Kari Campbell to purchase fun, educational books for the children in your life! E-mail: WeRaiseReaders@...; 479-250-0851; Online: www.WeRaiseReaders.com
*A limited number of VBAC t-shirts are still available. Get yours for only $10!
*ICAN Birth: Cesarean Prevention Birth Class is available at home! Binder of presentation, handouts, and DVD only $25 (non-subscriber)/ $15 (subscriber)
Items of Interest:
*The NEW ACOG recommendations for VBAC can be read online at: http://www.acog.org/from_home/publications/press_releases/nr07-21-10-1.cfm. They were published in the August 2010 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Practice Bulletin #115, "Vaginal Birth after Previous Cesarean.
*Video of the Month:
Our Faith: Homebirth after 3 c-sections
*Editor's Note: This video is highlighted to show one of the options for VBAC. Although it may seem unconventional one cannot make an informed choice without knowing all of the alternatives.
Library in Space:
As always, checkout is free to subscribers. A $10 deposit is required for non-subscribers.
Husband Coached Childbirth by Robert Bradley
The Vaccine Book by Robert W. Sears
The Thinking Woman Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
Pushed by Jennifer Block (*2 copies)
Supernatural Childbirth by Jackie Mize
Cesarean Voices by ICAN
Natural Childbirth After Cesarean by Karis Crawford & Johanne Walters
Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer
This Isn't What I Expected by Valerie Raskin & Karen Kleiman
The American Way of Birth by Jessica Mitford
Ended Beginnings by Claudia Panuthus & Catherine Romeo
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg
Inner Beauty, Inner Light; Yoga for Pregnant Women by Frederick Leboyer
The Official Lamaze Guide by Judith Lothian & Charlotte DeVries
The Everything Birthing Book by Paula Ford-Martin
Breastfeeding; A Parents Guide by Amy Spangler
New Mothers Guide to Breastfeeding by Joan Younger
Sleeping Through the Night by Jodi Mindell
The Nursing Mothers Companion by Kathleen Huggins
Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week by Glade B. Curtis, MD, FACOG
*DVD* Baby Signs
*DVD* ICAN of NWA: VBAC Climate in NWA, March 2008 meeting
*Books on tape* The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League
Loryn Davidson, Chapter Leader, 479-387-7443, loryndavidson@...