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Take Back Your Birth
November 20, 2012 BY ImprovingBirth
This is the first article by Cristen Pascucci, who recently joined Improving Birth's executive board. I went into pregnancy and preparation for birth “willfully ignorant.”  I’d never wanted to experience either, so my perspective on the whole thing was that of an outsider’s.  As I started poking around about giving birth for the first time,…
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New Faces at Improving Birth
November 14, 2012 BY Dawn
Two new members have joined the board at Improving Birth.  We’d like to take a moment to introduce ourselves.  Look for our articles and updates to come every week, right here at the Improving Birth blog. Rebecca L. Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN, Board Member: I am an Assistant Professor of Nursing at a research-intensive university…
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The National Rally for Change was a HUGE hit!
October 14, 2012 BY Dawn
An estimated 9,500 people gathered in 47 states in 109 cities. There was so much press coverage that we actually lost count. We made it into major news publications like the Chicago Tribune, the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, and Mothering magazine. The website had over 30,000 hits and the Facebook main and local pages reached close to…
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Nearly 10,000 rally for the “largest women’s rights issue in decades”
September 17, 2012 BY Dawn
For Immediate Release September 7, 2012 Nearly 10,000 rally for the “largest women’s rights issue in decades” National Rally for Change event to continue annually “until American birth is safer”  San Diego, Sept. 7 -- This Labor Day, Sept. 3, more than 9,500 women, their families, and birth and medical professionals gathered near local hospitals in over 100 cities…
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The Largest Women’s Rights Movement in Decades
August 15, 2012 BY Dawn
A monumental uprising is on the horizon. Thousands of men, women and children will gather on September 3. The rallies are being hosted in over 100 major cities, coast to coast, for Improving Birth’s “National Rally for Change on Labor Day.”  Thanks to the viral nature of social media, ImprovingBirth.org has been able to organize…
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The National Rally for Change on Labor Day Hits a Major Milestone
August 15, 2012 BY Dawn
Improving Birth has reached a major milestone in the Labor Day National Rally for Change, now with over 100 locations across the US. “We are thrilled at this incredible momentum in such a short period of time”, says Dawn Thompson, the Founder of Improving Birth. “At the end of June, we only had 25 locations. This…
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