Over 20 adult and around 10 children rallied with Humanize Birth outside the College of Midwives of BC yesterday afternoon to support women’s right to make autonomous decisions in childbirth. The rally was a reaction to the College threatening a BC birth attendant with fines or jail time if she continued her practice of attending […]
When we began rallying in June, the Vancouver Birth Rally group intended for the rallies to just run over the summer. But they have been so successful that we’ve decided to keep going with them through the fall! The rallies have done a great job of raising awareness about some very important issues regarding informed consent and transparency […]
Our most recent birth rally at BC Women’s Hospital had a great turnout, and we were able to interview many of the participants. Watch the video to hear moms, doulas, and prenatal educators speak up about why they are rallying for improvements in maternal health care.
We’ve been continuing our regular birth rallies in Vancouver over the summer, having our second rally on July 10th. Watch this video for footage from our second rally, and the hospital’s response to our presence. For details on why we are rallying, see an article written by one of our members: Vancouver Birth Rally: Why?
On June 8, 2012 Humanize Birth held it’s first rally at Canada’s largest maternity hospital, BC Women’s Hospital. Here is the video from this rally. For details of why we are rallying see: Vancouver Birth Rally: Why?