Shockingly, nine in ten women who give birth in in the USA receive outdated, non-science-based care that increases, rather than decreases, the risks of harm to her and her baby. Dawn Thompson founded ImprovingBirth.org to advocate for evidence-based, respectful care in childbirth. The nonprofit’s mission resonated for thousands of individuals across the country as a place to amplify each other’s voices in an annual Labor Day Rally to Improve Birth. In just two years, ImprovingBirth.org’s “bottom-up advocacy” and laser focus on earned media has pushed maternity care issues to the forefront of national conversation.
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