Mothers rally to raise maternal healthcare awareness

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A nationwide group chose Labor Day as a day to call attention to a different kind of labor.

People from a group called Improving Birth wants women to choose baby delivery methods that promote lower risks of complications and injuries.

The group says far too often, choices of care are made on the basis of money.

"What I'd like to see happen is that all providers practice evidence-based care and that mothers are the center of the choices and they make the decisions - informed consent - and informed refusal," said Hannah Birchman.

The demonstration was part of a nationwide effort to spread their message.

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