The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services' (CIMS) 2009 Mother-Friendly Childbirth Forum and Annual Meeting will be held March 5-7, in San Diego, California. The program includes 24 sessions that will cover a broad range of issues affecting childbearing women.
The 2009 CIMS Forum will cover topics ranging from "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes," to the findings of a new national report, "New Mothers Speak Out," on the physical and mental health challenges faced by new mothers, to "The Case Against Elective Repeat Cesarean Surgery," to "Why Transparency in Maternity Care Matters."
This is sure to be an eye-opening event and one that is truly crucial to affecting change through the modern maternity machine. The key to accomplishing true change in the system is through widespread public awareness, not only of the shortcomings of the current system, but of simple ways it could be changed for the benefit of mothers and babies.
The full press release is available here.