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Rally To Improve Birth

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Labor Day at the Beach! Who: YOU! Mothers, fathers, children, healthcare providers, birth professionals, and anyone else who supports better, safer, more respectful maternity care. What: Rally to call attention to the healthcare crisis around U.S. maternity care. This Labor Day, our community will stand simultaneously with thousands of people in over 150 cities in all 50 states around the country, in peaceful, family-oriented gatherings, for the 2013 second annual Rally to Improve Birth. Our purpose is to call attention to the dire state of our maternal health care system and to call for evidence-based, humane birth practices. Where: Lowdermilk Park Beach in Naples. Family-friendly beach day! Bring your blankets, towels, umbrellas chairs, wagons, coolers - anything you would on a regular beach day. Concession stand & public pavilion are on site for food & drink. Why: U.S. maternity care is in a crisis. Our all-time high Cesarean section rate of 1 in 3 births is just one indicator of a system where the care we receive is shaped by many factors other than what is best for moms and babies—where 9 out of 10 women receive care that increases, rather than decreases, the risks of harm to them and their babies (see www.ImprovingBirth.com/the-evidence-shows).

Occurs once: Sep 2, 2013 (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
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Lowdermilk Park
1301 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, FL 34102

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