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ICANoN Leaders

Chapter Leader: Lindsey Seger

Co-Leader: Ann Marie Walsh

Secretary: Katie Dunning

Social Chair: Jenne Nesbitt-Decker

Mission Statement

The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (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).

Professional Members

ICAN's Professional Member Network includes doulas, childbirth educators, chiropractors, massage therapists, hypnobirth therapists, midwives… anyone who feels they have a service they can provide to pregnant women.

Ashley King

Babywearing International of Middle Tennessee

Babywearing International, Inc. (BWI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. Our chapter provides free educational meetings and support within the Middle TN community.

Jennifer Derryberry Mann

Blooma Nashville Yoga

Site: http://BloomaNashville.com/ 

Email: J[email protected]loomaNashville.com

Phone: 615-797-8064

Blooma Nashville nurtures the mind, body, and spirit of moms-to-be, mamas, and their families through yoga, barre, wellness, and education. The studio offers prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, barre, a kids yoga program, childbirth education, massage, women's & mother's circles, workshops for pregnancy, parenting, and self-care topics, and professional-level yoga and doula trainings. 

Taylor Broggie,  Restorative Exercise Specialist-Certified Personal Trainer

Anthology Wellness

Site: https://AnthologyWellness.com/

Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  (805) 340-9656

I enjoy teaching moms and moms-to-be how to improve their alignment for better pregnancy, labor, delivery and recovery. I help people live active and pain free lives!

Katie Dunning, CLD

Nova Birth Services

Site: www.MyNovaBirth.com 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 615-669-6399

A team of Childbirth Educators & Doulas working to empower & support families in pregnancy, birth & the postpartum period through evidence-based education, and holistic & compassionate care.

Rebecca Mills, Postpartum Doula & Educator

By Your Side Birth & Baby Services

Site: www.ByYourSideSupport.com

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 615-450-6262

I specialize in breastfeeding support, multiples, and sibling adjustment. I also havea special interest in providing physical, informational, and emotional support for women planing and recovering from a cesarean birth. I also teach cloth diapering classes.

Ruth Bryant,  M.S.S.W., LMSW
Symmetry Counseling , LLC 
Phone: 615-975-2438

I provide individual and group therapy services for women who are struggling with difficult transitions to parenthood; birth trauma; postpartum depression; and other related issues.

Mark A. Sherfey, MD

Homebirth Physician

Site: www.MarkSherfeyMD.com 

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: 931-839-7672

Having children is a healthy natural process.  Most births are low risk as childbirth is a normal, physiological function. I take patients for out of hospital assistance birthing.

Ann Marie Walsh, CCE

Second Heartbeat Childbirth Education

Site: www.NashvilleVBAC.weebly.com/

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 615-397-3105


Childbirth classes from a Certified Childbirth Educator in a non-hospital setting. Educating parents on options outside of hospital policy. Specializing in Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) classes.

Lindsey Seger, CCE (AAHCC)

An Everyday Miracle Childbirth Education

Site: www.AnEverydayMiracle.com

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 615-305-5409


A comprehensive twelve-week Bradley Method course, focusing on natural birth, staying low-risk through nutrition and exercise, preparing the birth partner, and knowing your options. Discounts available for teen parents, full-time students, and military families.


Last Updated 4-21-2016

Become an ICAN Professional

ICAN's Professional Member Network is a resource not only for consumers, but for also for birth professionals. The ICAN main website gets around 40,000 hits per month. It ranks high in browser searches for "cesarean" as well as "VBAC." Many of our initial contacts from women are when women seek "VBAC friendly" birth professionals. We hope to use our professional member program as a way to connect women to birth professionals in their area that support ICAN's mission. ICAN Professionals also receive ICAN's occasional newsletter, The Clarion, discounts at ICAN's bookstore and to the ICAN conference, and free access to ICAN webinars. Professionals who enroll through ICAN of Nashville will also be listed on this local directory and have first dibs at speaking opportunites at ICAN meetings. Stand against the cesarean epidemic and be a part of the solution. Click here to find out how to become a Professional Member.


ICAN’s Professional Member Network is intended as an informational resource for consumers. ICAN is pleased to pass along the names of professionals who have given us permission to release their names for referral. Please understand that ICAN is not a credentialing agency or a regulatory body. As such, we are not responsible for the competency of the professionals listed. Consumers are encouraged to take responsibility for their birth experience by informing themselves regarding the competency of those professionals that they retain. Asking questions, obtaining local references and understanding that you are responsible for your own choices by thorough reading and discussing care with other parents and care providers is essential and is your responsibility.