Metro group rallies for women's rightsFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It was hard for drivers in South Fargo to miss the spectacle on the streets Monday morning. People danced around sporting bright blue shirts and waving signs, all to create conversation about Women's Rights.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It was hard for drivers in South Fargo to miss the spectacle on the streets Monday morning. People danced around sporting bright blue shirts and waving signs, all to create conversation about Women's Rights.
Michael Olson – NDSU Student: "Cars are coming by all the time, honking their horns, helping to support the cause, it's a really fun atmosphere."
The honks? They're to show support for moms and their babies. The North Dakota Rally for Change perched on the intersection of 25th Street and 32nd Avenue to promote natural childbirth, and create conversation about C-sections.
Amber Kracht – ND Rally for Change: "It's just too easily accessible; it's the next best thing when they run up against a wall in labor."
By using signs like these, the North Dakota Rally for Change is hoping to raise awareness about the high rate of mothers dying during childbirth in the United States."
Amber Kracht: "Women have a greater risk of dying, birthing in the United States than they do in almost all European countries, Canada, Asia, and even parts of the Middle East."
The group says a C-section is not only a major, serious surgery, but it's hard on your little ones too.
Amber Kracht: "There is attachment issues when it comes to breastfeeding, kids are at increased risk for respiratory problems."
That's why Olson says he's on board - to do what's best for moms and their babies.
Michael Olson: "Where the United States is in rank with other countries, where we are kind of low. It's nice to come out and support the cause."
The March of Dimes says providers offer C-sections if there is a problem with pregnancy, and it's safer than natural childbirth, yet the Rally for Change says the United States can do better.
For more information about the National Rally for Change, check out http://www.improvingbirth.org