Rally To Improve Birth Set For Labor Day

Monday, August 5, 2013
On Labor Day, Chattanooga will stand simultaneously with thousands of people in over 150 cities in all 50 states around the country, in peaceful, family-oriented gatherings, for the 2013 second annual Rally to Improve Birth.  The purpose is to call attention to the "dire state of our maternal health care system and to call for evidence-based, humane birth practices," said officials. 

The rally will be held on Monday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m.-noon.  Participants will walk across the Walnut Street Bridge to the Walker Pavilion, 150 River St., in Coolidge Park. 

An all-time high Cesarean section rate of one in three births is just one indicator of a system where the care we receive is shaped by many factors other than what is best for moms and babies—where nine out of 10 women receive care that increases, rather than decreases, the risks of harm to them and their babies, said officials. 

Participants will include mothers, fathers, children, healthcare providers, birth professionals, and anyone else who supports better, safer, more respectful maternity care. 
 
For more information visit www.RallytoImproveBirth.com or www.facebook.com/ImprovingBirthRallyForChangeChattanoogaTn
  



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