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 is what we have always envisioned; it’s amazing to see it come to fruition.”
The National Rally for Change is to encourage and insist that all maternal healthcare providers practice evidence-based care, which is defined as care that has been proven by reliable research to be beneficial to mothers and babies, reducing the incidences of complications, injury, and death. On average, it takes 20 years for proven research to become practice. For the sake of mothers and babies everywhere, we can’t wait 20 years! The long-term effects of preventable surgeries and unnecessary inductions are just starting to be realized. This matters for all people.
Despite the dire situation, this is not a protest, but a public outreach event located where the vast majority of the population gives birth.