“Evidence-based maternity care” means that the care that is provided has been proven by reliable research to be beneficial to mothers and babies, reducing the incidences of complications, injury and death.”
Consider the many reports that compare such incidence rates around the world. Some of the most watched numbers are:
- maternal mortality rate: number of women per 1000 who die of causes related to childbirth
- neonatal mortality rate: number of newborns per 1000 who die at or near birth
If you’re not a member of the University of Moms yet, you can JOIN FREE at uofmoms.com. Get access to a full library of downloadable interviews and activities to help you be the best mom you can be. Watch the video below for more on ImprovingBirth.org and their National Rally for Change.
A Full Scale Birth Revolution on Labor Day
September 3, 2012 10am – 12noon
A massive uprising is on the horizon. Thousands of men, women and children will gather on September 3rd, 2012 as part of a national movement. Improving Birth’s “National Rally for Change on Labor Day” is being hosted in close to 100 major cities, in all 50 states across the country. Thanks to the intricate works of social media, ImprovingBirth.org has been able to organize a massive movement to bring awareness to the lack of evidence-based maternity care in the US. One writer coined it as
“The largest women’s movement in decades.”
Take Action! – We need women, men and children to come stand in support of evidence-based maternity care for everyone on September 3, 2012. The Rally will be held in locations all over the country as the launch to Empowered Birth Awareness Week.
The Purpose – The National Rally for Change is to encourage and insist that all maternal healthcare providers practice evidence-based care. 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 unnecessary inductions and cesareans 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.
This rally is taking place in many different types of public locations, including in front of some hospitals. See our Letter to Rally Site Hospital Administrators to learn how we are asking them for help to improve birth for everyone.
Get Involved! – Become a rally coordinator in your area TODAY! We are making it as easy as we can. As a coordinator, you will receive your very own “Action Pack”. This includes a marketing slideshow, press releases and a Coordinator Checklist. We want the message to be cohesive and peaceful. Click below on your state to see if there is a rally in your area.
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