Mom-and-BabyDATE:  October 18, 2015

TIME:  5pm to 7pm

WHERE:  Cloth 1605 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia Pa 19148

Join ICAN of Southeastern Pennsylvania for a 1 hour CPR information session followed by  a 1 hour discussion of postpartum care.  We will discuss c-section recovery, vaginal birth recovery, and balancing caring for yourself and your new baby.  Joining ICAN for this meeting are two very experienced  guest speakers, Christos Papakonstantinou, AHA BLS Instructor, and Jennifer Mossholder,  CBE and Labor Doula.

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Learn the core skills of how to relieve a choking infant and perform infant CPR. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice with Infant manikins, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. In this program you will learn:
Infant CPR
Relief of choking in an infant
Calling for help
****** Please note this class is for Knowledge only- No official certifications will be given from this class. (If certification is needed it can be completed at a later time that is convenient to all involved.
Jennie & Christos Papakonstantinou
AHA BLS Instructors

Jenn Mossholder is a childbirth educator and labor doula who has been in practice since 2000. She is a firm believer in YOUR birth, YOUR way and will give you the tools in order to be prepared for your individual labor and birth experience. Jenn has professional and personal experience with vaginal and cesarean births.

Jenn will present on what to expect in the postpartum period at our October meeting.

BIRTH CIRCLE IN MEDIA September 19, 2015

Date:  September 19th, 2015

Time:  10:00am – 12:00pm

Location:  Ohm Chiropractic, 327 N Middletown Rd, Media Pa 19063

Join ICAN of SEPA for our first fall meeting.  Come share your pregnancy and birth experiences in a safe and caring environment.  At our Birth Circle you will be able to discuss and process your birth experience with other moms, as well as conrtibute and  gain support from the group as a whole.

This meeting is open and free of charge.  Lap babies welcome.  Older children welcome with an additional caretaker.

May 16 VBAC Preparedness Class

It’s time to get your facts straight on VBAC!

Date: Saturday, May 16
Time: 10a.m. – 12Noon
Location: Ohm Chiropractic
Extras: A light brunch is included!

  • Member Registration:  $0  >>> Email to reserve your spot!
  • Member + Partner Registration:  $5  >>> Reserve Now!
  • Non-Member Registration:  $20  >>> Reserve Now!
  • Non-Member + Partner Registration:  $30  >>> Reserve Now!

You will learn about all the basic issues surrounding VBAC plus receive answers to common questions. Read more about this informative class here.


P.S.  Become a member over here and then come back to this page to register for this class for free!

Disclaimer: This class is for informational purposes only and does not replace advice from a medical professional.

Meeting Canceled – Saturday February 21

Due to unforeseen health issues we are obligated to cancel today’s meeting in Philadelphia. Please stay in touch with this page and our Facebook pages for future meeting dates and the rescheduled date for the alignment class. we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We also look forward to seeing and serving you next month. See you in March!


The ICAN Of Sepa Leadership Team

ICAN Of SePa: Birth Circle in Philadelpia

Join us this upcoming Saturday in Philly!

Date: Saturday, February 21

Time: 1:15 – 3:15pm

Location: Mama’s Wellness Joint (1100 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107)

Come share your experiences in a compassionate setting! Give and receive support as you navigate your pre-baby journey or your induction into new parenthood.

Alignment for Pregnancy & Birth – A Two-Hour Workshop & Movement Class

Date: Saturday, March 21
1:15 – 3:15pm

Pregnancy and childbirth are amazing, powerful experiences in a woman’s life. But it doesn’t always feel that way.

As a matter of fact, many women experience quite a bit of physical pain (beyond the normal discomforts) during pregnancy. And far too many women have very difficult births that require myriad interventions, even resulting in surgical births. Medical establishment aside, mechanical issues are one of the primary causes of these problems.

In thiThoracicStretch2s two hour workshop and movement class, presented by ICAN of Southeastern Pennsylvania and led by Restorative Exercise™ Specialist Jennifer Gleeson Blue, you will explore the basic alignment adjustments necessary to:

  • avoid/decrease pain in pregnancy
  • optimize birthing space
  • enhance overall pelvic floor function (no more sneeze pee!)
  • prevent or minimize diastasis recti
  • improve strength-to-GROWING-weight ratio

This workshop is your starting line if:

  • you are looking to have a better pregnancy
  • you want to optimize your chances of having a positive birth experience
  • you are planning a VBAC
  • you’ve been told your pelvis is too small to give birth
  • you had a prior malpositioned baby
  • you need to manage your blood pressure
  • you want your body to be in the best shape possible to recover from a planned cesarean
  • you know pregnancy doesn’t have to be this miserable

Come prepared to explore stories of birthing, corrective exercises, and essential information about lifestyle adjustments that can make all the difference in your childbearing year.

Note: the sooner you begin aligning your body, the easier it is to adapt to the changes pregnancy brings. So this class is definitely for those of you planning a future pregnancy, too!

Date: Saturday, March 21
1:15 – 3:15pm

Fee: $20 (free for ICAN of SePA members!)

Location: Mama’s Wellness Joint (1100 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107)

To Register as a Non-Member: CLICK HERE
Member Registration: please email to confirm your attendance.

1956675_1474168836127823_369851092_oAbout Jennifer: Jennifer Gleeson Blue is a Restorative Exercise™ Specialist who has trained extensively with the Restorative Exercise™ Institute. Having discovered this work following her 54-hour labor with a malpositioned baby (whom she delivered via cesarean section), she is very passionate about ensuring women have the tools they need to have a better experience, an aligned experience. Jennifer is also a certified Restorative Breathing™ Practitioner and trained life coach. More about her can be found here:

About Restorative Exercise™: Restorative Exercise™ is a program centered on the principles of alignment and natural movement. Founded by biomechanist Katy Bowman, it gives you the tools to take ownership over your health, to prevent disease and injury and to create optimal human function. More about the Institute can be found here:

Birthing Approaches Roundtable – January 17 in Media

Our January meeting is the perfect place to learn about different approaches to childbirth. With four separate presenters, you’ll have opportunity to hear how they teach childbirth and to get your questions answered.

Elisabeth Nourse Women

Our roundtable will feature:
Karen Zamperini, CH, HCHI, CLD, CBC
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor

Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt, CD (BFW)
Birthing From Within Childbirth Mentor and Certified Doula

Brittany Sharpe McCollum, CCE(BWI), CD(DONA)
Birth Works Certified Childbirth Educator and DONA certified Birth Doula

Heidi Lengel, MMT, MT-BC
Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth Specialist; Certified Birth & Bereavement Doula; Creative Arts Childbirth Educator

Whether you are already planning a birth or have a hunch one is around the corner for you, we are sure you will come away with really useful information.

Date: Saturday, January 17
Time: 10am- Noon
Location: Ohm Chiropractic, 327 N. Middletown Road, Media, PA  19063

This meeting is open and free of charge. Lap babies welcome. Older children welcome with an additional caretaker.