Holistic Perspectives & Directory For Northern India


May 2016

Labour in harmony with nature

An increasing number of moms-to-be are opting for traditional birthing practices. An article by Poona Jain.

We are not incharge of our existence. Who knows this better than a woman in labour? Perhaps, that’s why an increasing number of women are choosing to give birth naturally, a departure from the earlier trend prevalent among upwardly-mobile urbanites, to go for a Ceasarian-section.

When, on the march, a Guyanese woman in South America goes into labour, she just steps aside, delivers, wraps up the baby with the afterbirth and runs to catch up with the others. At the first stream that presents itself, she washes herself and the infant, reveals Judith Goldsmith, in her book Childbirth Wisdom From The World’s Oldest Societies.

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Conference 2.-5. February 2017, Mumbai: Human Rights in Childbirth

An impressive forum of scientists, gynaecologists, midwives, therapists, lawyers, journalists and visionaries. Check link for program details:


Everybody working in maternity care shares a common goal: healthy mothers, and healthy babies. Governments, NGOs, and providers are working around the world to help ensure that every woman and baby survives birth.  But more is at stake in pregnancy and childbirth than survival alone, and obstetric models of care can either protect or violate the fundamental human rights of the women they serve. The care that women receive during pregnancy and childbirth intersects with the rights to physical integrity, self-determination, privacy, family life, and spiritual freedom. Continue reading “Conference 2.-5. February 2017, Mumbai: Human Rights in Childbirth”

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