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Take Back Your Birth
November 20, 2012 BY Cristen Pascucci
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, I had some vague ideas about lowering the lighting in the room; maybe I’d wear…
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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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Cervical Scar Tissue – A Cause of Preventable C-Sections
July 25, 2012 BY Dawn
Revision, 2/14/2013 My nephew just had his sixth birthday in February. Who knew his birth would mean so much to my career as a birth professional?  It was the day I first heard the words "Cervical Scar Tissue." How is it that I had been a doula for four years and had never heard this before?…
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National Rally Press Release
July 5, 2012 BY Dawn
The National Rally for Change The Largest Women’s Rights Movement in Decades A national movement is underway to improve birth in America.  At least 40 cities across the country are holding a “National Rally for Change” on Labor Day, September 3, 2012, to bring awareness to the alarmingly high rates of medically unnecessary cesarean sections…
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