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People rally in Forsyth Park for better birthing care

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People took to the sidewalk of Forsyth Park on Monday to rally for better birthing care.

These advocates wanted to spread their message of evidence based care and humanity in childbirth. Evidence based maternity care practices that have been shown by the highest quality, most current medical evidence to be most beneficial to mothers and babies to reduce incidences of injuries, complications and death.

"We are in maternity crisis in this country, and we are asking hospitals to help us close the gap between evidence based care and common practice," said rally coordinator Christine Rushing. "Nine out of 10 women are receiving care that increases their risk rather than decrease it."

This is the third year local mothers in the Savannah area participated in the rally happening all over the country.

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