Nashville Birth Network holds rally to make city more birth friendly

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A group of birth enthusiasts held a rally Monday in Nashville with the goal of trying to make the city more “birth friendly.”

The Nashville Birth Network held up signs on West End Avenue as part of their 4th Annual National Birth Rally.

They claim local hospitals have cesarean section rates between 32 and 45 percent.

The group encourages women to ask their doctors about all of their birthing options, ranging from cesarean to what kind of drugs they use.

“We are not pro-hospital or pro-home. We are just saying that pregnancy is important, that women get educated and know what their options are and that we have the chance to choose,” Rebekah Porter, Co-leader of the Nashville Birth Network told News 2.

She added that each woman should be asked what they want and should be able to discuss the different options based on what they want versus just want that particular physician might prefer.

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