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Rally, walk for better maternity care
San Diego Union-Tribune

Every day, women around the country report being ignored, bullied and traumatized during the process of giving birth, according Dawn Thompson, founder and president of

On Monday, the group held its fourth annual rally nationwide to call attention to the issue. About 80 people — including moms, dads and kids — gathered in Balboa Park for the San Diego version of the event.

Thompson said the goal of Improving Birth is to inform and empower women so they aren’t forced into fear-motivated choices and unnecessary C-sections.