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CONSCIOUS BIRTHING INDIA

Holistic Perspectives & Directory For Northern India

Date

15/07/2016

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Holding the Space for Human Birth
TED Talk by Saraswati Vedam:


WHO Recommends Doulas Attend Births

“WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist” has been developed to support the delivery of essential maternal and perinatal care practices. The Checklist addresses the major causes of maternal death (haemorrhage, infection, obstructed labour and hypertensive disorders), intrapartum-related stillbirths (inadequate intrapartum care), and neonatal deaths (birth asphyxia, infection and complications related to prematurity). It was developed following a rigorous methodology and tested for usability in ten countries across Africa and Asia. 

An implementation guide for health facilities has been developed to help birth attendants and health-care leaders successfully launch and sustain use of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist. The simple document lists basic interventions. Amongst the six instructions: “Encourage birth companion to be present at birth”. Continue reading “WHO Recommends Doulas Attend Births”

Paradigm Shift

Giving birth with ease and grace

1.) Birthing can be calm, gentle, painless and even pleasant for a woman.

2.) A woman and her baby have their own timing which is perfect for them. No “pushing” is needed and no nurse or doctor should interfere, know better and try to shortcut the individual birthing process (“Let me give you an injection and your out of here in no time.”). Continue reading “Paradigm Shift”

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