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 women in childbirth.
During the rally, the College issued a media release explaining their stance on the subject. This video highlights some of the response women had to this media release during our rally.
Rally participants were obviously offending the release, which claimed traditional birth attendants are “taking advantage of vulnerable women” by honouring these women’s choice to have them at their births.