NH chapter of 'Rally to Improve Birth' holds event in Concord
Written by Jodi Reed on .
CONCORD — The rally to improve birth took place in New Hampshire on Saturday, sending an empowering message to women who want to explore all options when it comes to childbirth.
The event was held at the River Guild in Concord from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vendors and organized speakers educated visitors on exploring different childbirth methods.
When speaking with Sarah Elliot of From Bump to Baby, she mentioned that there are natural resources available but in a traditional setting women are not given the opportunity to utilize them.
As a birth doula, Elliot hopes to help mothers and babies through pregnancy and birth, letting women know that "Our bodies are meant to do this, and you can do it your way."
Speakers and guided yoga groups were on the day's itinerary, keeping participants of all ages involved in sending a positive message.
The owner of the River Guild Kate Hartwell spoke about the event, saying "The organizers are advocating for proper healthcare in general, especially in pregnant women."
Also in attendance were some of New Hampshire's local hospitals that were hoping to integrate alternative birthing methods into their traditional practice.
Members from across the country are invited to attend a national rally that is usually held on Labor Day. New Hampshire was recently recognized as their own state chapter, prompting this informational event.
Lindsey Degnan, a chapter leader in NH said "People need to know their rights in child birth and really just improving birth overall for both mom and baby."
The United States may be a developed nation but statistics show that childbirth methods need to be updated on an individual level.
The organizers of this event simply want to inform families on all the options they have before, during, and after childbirth.