ICAN of Louisville is 5 years old!

We hope to see your family as we celebrate ICAN’s 30th anniversary and our local chapter’s 5th year!

Join us for a fun open house with birthday cake! Feel free to pack a sack lunch for your family and join us from 11-2, or just stop by when you can!  We’ll be in the gym area at Broadway, 4000 Brownsboro Road.  RSVP on Facebook and be sure to invite your friends!

We’ll have

*Inflatable bouncy and slide
* Face Painting
*Outdoor Playground
*Pick-up Basketball Games
* Cake, soft-drinks, and water

If you’ve ever attended an ICAN meeting or sought support from our volunteer co-leaders, we’d love to re-connect with you! This party is family-friendly and open to all in the Louisville area, no matter your birthing history or future.

ICAN of Louisville is a proud member of the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). ICAN 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).

Founded in February of 2007, ICAN of Louisville plans to bring cesarean prevention and education back into the greater Louisville area, while offering post-cesarean support, and VBAC education and advocacy. In its most recent reports, the Center for Disease Control lists Kentucky’s cesarean rate at 35.4% – the 7th highest in the nation. One in three babies is born in Louisville by C-section. We have a higher surgical birth rate than the national average (32.8%). With WHO (the World Health Organization) estimating that half of all cesarean sections performed in the U.S. are unnecessary and many Louisville mothers questioning the necessity of their cesarean births, we have work to do.

Contact ICAN of Louisville if you…

  • Want to learn about your birth options in our community
  • Need help healing and recovering from a prior cesarean
  • Feel like you are being pressured into an C-section
  • Need help preparing for your medically necessary cesarean
  • Have had a c-section and you want to learn about the safe option of a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)


*ICAN or ICAN of Louisville is not affiliated with Broadway Baptist Church. We appreciate the use of their space for our celebration.

Buy Your T-shirts Online!

Remember our T-shirts?

We’re still selling them here in Louisville, but we’re very excited to finally offer our shirts for sale online! We have limited quantities available for purchase on our website.

Get your very own ICAN T-shirt and spread awareness without saying a word!

T-shirt Front

T-shirt Front

Contact us with questions!  We know you’ll love them!

Birth in the Bluegrass 2012

Birth Care Network has announced Birth in the Bluegrass 2012, and opened their sponsorship & exhibitor registration.  ICAN of Louisville will be there, and we hope you save the date and stop by and see our booth.

Check out www.birthinthebluegrass.com for more information!

Here at ICAN of Louisville we’re continually trying to improve how we serve the families of the Louisville area. One area that we are working hard to improve is our presence in the community. ICAN can only help families if they know about us. How can we improve our community involvement? What’s your idea for getting families to our meetings? Where can we be that we aren’t? What are you doing to help spread ICAN’s mission? What is your vision for ICAN of Louisville?

2012 Meeting Schedule

We debuted our 2012 Meeting Schedule tonight at our December meeting.  We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Download the meeting schedule flier as a pdf here and please share with others!

February 6 @ 7pm – Dancing for Birth Demo Class,with Jessica Strickland, Birth & Postpartum Doula and
Dancing for Birth Instructor

April 28ICAN of Louisville’s 5th Birthday Party.
We’ll be hosting a family-friendly community birthday party.  Details to come!
May 21 @ 7pm – *Support Meeting:  Creating Safe  Boxes with Nina Berry, birth doula & ICAN of Louisville
Outreach Coordinator
June 4 @ 7pm – Enjoying the Journey, Avoiding the Obstacles, with Angela Garvin, Certified Lamaze Educator & birth doula, and ICAN professional subscriber

August 6 @ 7pm – Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy with Aundria Radmacher, homebirth midwife and ICAN professional subscriber
September 17 @ 7pm – *Support Meeting:  Sharing Your Birth Story
October 1 @ 7pm – Homebirth:  A Family Friendly Option, with Michelle Sanders, CPM and ICAN professional subscriber

December 3 @ 7pm – Doula! Film Showing & Meet the ICAN Professionals night