Birth Rally 2018

Another Birth Rally On The Books!

Jessie Uchytil, of Crowning Achievements Birth Services, has led us mothers in another Birth Rally.  While 2018 does bring better awareness about the rights that mothers deserve while in the process of labor, mortality rates continue to rise in the United States.  More so than other countries even.  Jessie is still passionately fighting for our rights to be respected as patients, and humans.

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We were honored by the presence of many supporters.  From midwives Barbara Purnell and Samantha Brinkerhoff, of Wabash Valley Midwives;

 

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Lactation expert Rachel Spencer, currently serving at Union Hospital;

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Katrina King, from Borrowed Hearts Region 8;

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and no forgetting Tamara Black with Usborn Books.

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It was especially pleasing to see our local news journalist join us to gather information.  The more moms we reach, the more we can empower each other. We have known for years that the healthier the mom as a person, the healthier they can be as a mother to her children.  Sometimes, in the heat of labor, this is forgotten.  That mom IS a person.  Not just a vessel for the coming baby, but she is actively a dual patient in the situation.

 

Thank you Tribune Star.

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Thank you WTWO.

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Thank you WTHI.

 

And thank you local mothers who continue to rally together for the betterment of mothers, and ultimately for us all!

Improving Birth Rally 2016

 

We had another lovely Improving Birth Rally this year.

All thanks to our tireless leader Jessie Uchytil, of Crowning Achievement Birth Services.  The year 2016 has been a busy one for her, but she still kept this Improving Birth Rally a priority.

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Why would she do that?  Because maternal and newborn health is so VERY important!  Birth is a fresh start, and shouldn’t everyone have the best start possible?  By caring for our mothers, educating them, supporting and encouraging them, helping them to accomplish their dreams and goals, we empower them!  We all know what happens when we empower women – they change the world!  They enrich our community back, ten-fold.

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A beautiful day with some of the loveliest people, a wonderfully supportive community, and yummy snacks.  You can’t beat that!

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I was especially pleased to see Dr. Coutinho honored, among several others, as I have had some great personal and professional experience with her and can attest to her expertise.

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Meeting new faces is always enjoyable as well.

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And seeing everyone band together to raise awareness is what it’s all about!

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Thank you everyone for coming to learn and to show your support.  As always, feel free to contact me with any questions about images or more information about maternal health and our next Rally.