Maternity care rally at Texas Capitol

Maternity care rally at Texas Capitol

Maternity care rally at Texas Capitol

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by KVUE News

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Posted on September 2, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 2:30 PM

AUSTIN -- A health care rally at the Texas Capitol Monday morning focused on improving maternity care for women across the state.

Members of the group ImprovingBirth.org say nearly one-third of Texas births are by c-section.

The World Health Organization recommends a rate of 15 percent.

“It's wonderful when it's necessary. But one in three women, if you line up one in three pregnant women, one of them is going to have major abdominal surgery. And any major surgery brings risks. And the question we should be asking is ‘Is every cesarean that's happening a necessary one?’" Childbirth Educator Gina Kirby said.

Similar rallies were scheduled in all 50 states this Labor Day.
 

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