Women want change from health providers in the Improving Birth Rally

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - It's a message many women who have had c-sections can relate to, but not only them, also first time moms who aren't aware of their options.

Those two options: vaginal birth after cesarean, known as VBAC, or another cesarean procedure. Women gathered in Huntsville Monday morning to bring awareness for that very choice.

"Women in child-birth have rights to informed consent and refusal," said Brianna Barker with International Cesarean Awareness Network of Huntsville. "So it's our right and responsibility to take all the unbiased information and make the best choices for our families."

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states that a VBAC is a safe option for most women, although, access to this option is sometimes limited depending on your doctor.

That's what these women are asking to change.

"No birth is risk-free. So it's really up to the woman to weigh those risks within her own situation," said Barker.

Barker has had a VBAC every child after the birth of her first, and she plans on having another one with her fourth, on the way.

She says the decision can be hard to handle for a mom-to-be, especially without a lot of support.

"I felt really alone and so that has really spurred a lot of my passion to be with women," explained Barker. "No one can guarantee an outcome on either side."