will join 106 U.S. cities in a rally for change! This is about moms and babies. It is not about home birth, hospital birth or birth center birth. It isn’t about using only a midwife or an obstetrician. It isn’t about doulas. It isn’t about circumcision, vaccines, or any other topics. It is about mothers and babies getting respectful evidence-based care in whatever setting and through whatever care provider the family chooses. We are rallying to reduce non-medically necessary inductions and c-sections and improve mortality rates. Women and babies should not be dying at the rate that is occurring in the United States.
Fact: The U.S. outspends every country in the world for maternity care, and yet we rank #49 for maternal mortality rates. “Women in the U.S. face a greater risk of maternal death than nearly all European countries, as well as Canada and several countries in Asia and the Middle East.” –Amnesty International
Our sisters deserve better care! If you can’t attend, please spread the word!