Dawn Thompson


Dawn Thompson is the founder of ImprovingBirth.org. A national non-profit whose mission it is to bring evidence based care and humanity to childbirth. 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 three unnecessary c-sections and finally a triumphant vaginal birth, her passion and desire to empower people through education has become her mission. She is proud to say that she helped bring awareness about cervical scar tissue to the forefront of the birth community. She has spent years researching, informing and educating birth workers, parents and providers about cervical scar tissue and its effects on laboring women.

Episodes for this expert

  • What Does Evidence-Based Information Really Mean?

    Having a baby is a big deal. There are so many choices to make. And to make those educated choices, we need information about our options. You may have heard of the term “evidence-based” information, but what exactly does that mean? And how does it differ from other kind of information out there?

  • Cervical Scar Tissue: A Cause of Preventable C-Sections

    A scar is the body’s natural response to injury. Even our cervixes can grow scar tissue. And that scarring may affect fertility, pregnancy, and labor. Learn how to recognize the signs of having cervical scar tissue so you can take control of your birth experience.

  • Inducing Labor Naturally

    You’ve reached the end of your pregnancy. Your due date has passed and still no baby. Fortunately, there are some safe non-invasive ways to give your baby a gentle nudge down the birth canal.

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