Did you know?
Once a woman has had a Cesarean, she will have a difficulty finding a care provider and hospital to support her in a vaginal birth.
In fact, vaginal birth after cesarean is not allowed in over 40% of American hospitals.
Major health organizations like the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists use words like "safe," "reasonable," and "appropriate" to describe vaginal birth after cesarean for most women. The American Academy of Family Physicians states that every eligible woman should be offered a VBAC.
Of women who do attempt a VBAC, three out of four will give birth vaginally, while the other one out of four will have a repeat surgery.
Despite these facts, the prevailing public opinion is that VBAC is excessively dangerous.
That's why the 2016 Rally to Improve Birth will focus on VBAC Access!
This movement isn’t about natural birth vs. medicated birth. It’s not about hospital birth vs. homebirth or birth center birth.
It’s about women being capable of making safer, more informed decisions about their care and that of their babies, when they are given full and accurate information about their care options, including the potential harms, benefits, and alternatives. It’s about respect for women and their decisions in childbirth, including how, where, and with whom they give birth; and the right to be treated with dignity and compassion.
For more information about what Evidence-Based Maternity Care is, please click here.
Come Stand with Us!
We encourage men, women, and children to come stand in support of evidence-based maternity care and the right of women to make their own informed decisions about how to give birth.
Become a Sponsor!
We have tailored our sponsorship packages to appeal to local and national business and organizations–helping your company raise brand awareness and increase exposure of your products and/or services among a growing and targeted audience of parents, parents-to-be, and birth-related professionals.
Become a rally coordinator. We are making it as easy as we can. As a coordinator, you will receive your very own “Action Pack,” as well as video trainings, 24/7 support from experienced coordinators and the IB rally team, marketing and media materials, and a Coordinator Handbook with step-by-step instructions for hosting an amazing event.
We are rallying to bring awareness to a problem and a solution. Many people are unaware that the US maternity care system is in crisis and just how much room for improvement there is: of how much of a gap there is between “routine” or typical care and care that is based on scientific evidence and known best practices. So many women are unaware that respect and compassion in childbirth aren’t just luxuries; they’re a human right.
We are taking those messages to the streets, to the general public. Because we are the solution–-the mothers and families whose business drives the maternity care system.
Imagine what change we could effect if we really took hold of our power as consumers and wielded it to make evidence-based maternity care the new “standard” of care, and to make humanity in childbirth a given.