Women around the country used Monday's Labor Day Holiday to promote choices for mothers-to-be.
Supporters of the Improving Birth Movement held a rally at Pickett Park across from Renown Regional Medical Center to raise awareness about their cause.
They say standard maternity practices do not take into account the latest scientific research about birth. And if they did that would allow mothers a lot more choice and flexibility when in labor.
"I think that we as a society are intervening in birth maybe too much, we are accelerating birth artificially, we are artificially inducing birth, and then we are surgically having babies," says Jennifer Cassady.
Cassady says she had her third child with a mid-wife at home after having her first two in a hospital.
The United States currently ranks between 40th and 50th worldwide for maternal mortality.