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Coming Together and Moving the Mainstream
Unity: The next giant emerging issue is the need for unity around the common purpose of improving maternity care. It's the idea that we are all in this together, and how the consumer can make this happen.About Dawn Thompson
Dawn Thompson is the founder of ImprovingBirth.org. She has been in the birth industry since 2003, supporting hundreds of families as a labor & postpartum doula. Because of her own personal struggle through 3 preventable cesareans before a healing normal birth, her passion for birth has become her life mission.
Dawn spent 5 years as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the San Diego Birth Network, and even longer researching informing and educating birth workers and parents about cervical scar tissue and its effects on laboring women. She is proud to say that she helped bring awareness about cervical scar tissue to the forefront amount those in the birth community.
Before becoming a doula, Dawn worked in marketing and public relations: owned and operated a small retail business; and ran a dental continuing education program for surgeons. She brings all of these skills to ImprovingBirth.org in her goal of transforming maternity care from the inside out.