April Rodeghero   CPD

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Improving Birth: Rally for Change

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM

The Largest Women’s Rights Movement in Decades is Coming to Columbia MO. I could not be more excited. In general improving birth for all women is a cause I can get behind.

On Labor Day, September 3rd 2012, Columbia Missouri will be part of a national movement to Improve Birth by holding a Rally for Change from 10am until noon at the corner of Broadway & Old 63. A rally is also being held in Saint Louis for this event.

The goal of this is to bring awareness, and support evidence based practice within hospitals. The idea is that hospitals will look at ways to have fewer unecessary C-sections and medical interventions during labor.

Interventions and C-sections that are unnecessary put women at greater risk for death.

I had a relatively intervention free birth, because I hired a doula. Not every mother can do that, wants to do that, or can afford it. So while I totally support doulas I also want care for ALL mothers and new babies to be in their best interests.

Please come to Broadway & Old 63 in Columbia on Labor Day 2012.

The quote being used for the Rally is: "When you know better, you do better."-Maya Angelou

As a part of the rally planning group I have witnessed a passion for better birth in our community. We need to help make the facts about birth well known so we can strive for better.


Find our Columbia Rally page at http://www.facebook.com/ImprovingBirthColumbiaMO

For more information about the National Rally for change, visit www.ImprovingBirth.org


Local Contacts: Carrie Hummel-Logee, 217-653-0508, [email protected]

National Contact: Dawn Thompson, 760-840-8723, [email protected]





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