Rally to Improve Birth takes place in Abbotsford

Event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 at Mill Lake Park

Abbotsford is among cities across North America that will take part in the Rally to Improve Birth.

The local event takes place Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at Mill Lake Park near the water park.

The purpose is to bring attention to “the need for respectful care in childbirth,” organizers say.

The event is being hosted by the Improving Birth organization, which serves as an advocacy group to support mothers in accessing the “highest quality information about their care, and in helping them to find providers who practice evidence-based, respectful care,” according to its website.

For more information, visit improvingbirth.org.