Birth Trauma Healing: Monday, October 13

Our October meeting in Philly will address the important topic of birth trauma, including how birth trauma can affect your well-being, grieving afterwards, when to seek help, and how to move forward. Our featured speaker, Sarah Learned Sciarra, MSS, LCSW, will discuss these and other topics, followed by a Q&A session and a birth circle.

This meeting is open to all, and free of charge.

Date: Monday, October 13,
Time: 6-8pm 
Location: Cloth (a retail store) 1605 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148



We hope you’ll join us at our next meeting!

ICAN of Southeastern Pennsylvania has a reputation for loving, consistent support of families all throughout the area. Whether you are hoping to prevent a primary cesarean, are recovering from one or planning your next birth after a cesarean, we hope you’ll attend one of our meetings and experience this amazing community.

View our calendar here.

Philly Birth Circle – Thursday, June 19

It’s the last birth circle before we break for summer. Hope you can join us!


Date: Thursday, June 19

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Cloth (1605 E. Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148)

RSVP here or via email at icanofsepa @


Preparing for Your Best Birth (what the hospital class won’t tell you)

You are dedicated to having the best birth possible and need the support to make it happen. You’ve come to the right place!

  • Are you concerned that you’re not getting the full scoop on childbirth from your care provider?
  • Have you given birth before and want to make sure your next experience is a different one?
  • Do you have questions about interventions, how to prepare for the mental and emotional components or what to wear?

Join us for this amazingly informative two-hour class with one of the area’s most renowned midwives, Ronni Rothman, CNM.


Preparing for Your Best Birth
(what the hospital class won’t tell you)

DATE: Sunday, April 13, 2014

TIME: 5pm – 7pm

LOCATION: Cloth, 1605 East Passyunk, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Free for members!become one today
$5 for Member + Partner CLICK HERE to register.
$20 for Non-Members CLICK HERE to register
$30 for Non-Members + Partner CLICK HERE to register

If you are member, please email your planned attendance to or register at facebook.

About Ronni Rothman:

Ronni became a nurse-midwife because it provides the opportunity to do the things she loves most: supporting, teaching, and empowering women to make positive choices in their lives. She is committed to providing the personalized care that nurtures you and your family. She has over 17 years of experience attending over 1000 births. And, as a mother of 2 teenage boys, she has personally benefited from the care of nurse midwives.

Ronni Rothman has a BA in Sociology from Brandeis University, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan. After working in public policy and international settings on behalf of women and women’s health, she went back to school to receive her BS in Nursing and an MSN in Nurse-Midwifery at the University of Pennsylvania.   She has active privileges at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in E. Norriton and Valley Birth Place in Huntingdon Valley.

Ronni prides herself on her ability to connect with a variety of people and support them through one of the most important moments of their life. Humor and commonsense are the hallmarks of her style. Whether you are seeking an natural childbirth with limited medical intervention or the availability of epidural anesthesia during labor, she will work as a partner to to create the best birth experience for you.

For more information, visit:


RESCHEDULED Feb 22 – Rountdable: Partners & Birth

(Due to inclement weather, our Feb 15 meeting has been postponed to Feb 22.)

Nothing highlights the best (and possibly worst) of your love relationship like partnering through childbirth. So after Valentine’s Day, join us for a February 15 meeting in Philadelphia.

Roundtable Discussion Topic: Partners & Birth: A Labor of Love!

This is a meeting designed for mothers and their partners! Come hear stories of empowerment, support, and love. Learn how the journey of gestating together educates and empowers laboring together. Hear about the importance of labor support for BOTH parents.

This is an open meeting; anyone interested in cesarean awareness and support is always welcome. There will be birth professionals attending as usual. Partners and lap babies are welcome.

Time: 10am–Noon

Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, 1542 E. Montgomery Ave. 19125

RSVP here or email us at icanofsepa @

Change in Meeting Schedule

Now that Philly meetings are up and running, our chapter has decided to alternate months between Philadelphia and Media. You can find more details at our calendar of events!

First Meeting in Philly!

Come join us for our first meeting in Philly proper to better serve the families who can’t quite make it out to Media.

Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 10am – Noon
Location: Atonement Lutheran Church, 1542 E. Montgomery Ave. 19125.

Come share your stories, questions and needs for support in a compassionate and understanding setting. Read more about these meetings here.

This is an open meeting; anyone interested in cesarean awareness and support is always welcome. There will be birth professionals attending as usual. Partners and lap babies are welcome.