Birth India is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered in 2011 to support families and the community in seeking and selecting skilled, respectful care providers for women during their birthing year.
Our mission is to promote evidence based benefits and best practices for childbirth in India by advocating for women’s reproductive rights and spreading awareness on mother-baby-friendly care. We are a comprehensive network that serves to connect pregnant couples with birth professionals, research, educational, and advocacy organisations in order to provide a platform for professionals and families across India to engage with one another in a supportive and truthful manner.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Human rights refer to basic rights or freedoms to which all humans are entitled regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, language, sexual orientation, caste, economic status or other status. Human rights are protected and upheld by international and national laws and treaties such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. These basic Human Rights are just as relevant to women when they become pregnant as any other time in their life.
Human Rights in Childbirth and reproductive health focus on access to care for every woman and a woman’s rights to private, dignified, appropriate care, where she has freedom to make choices as a respected equal with her care provider. Although reproductive freedoms are supposed to be guaranteed to every citizen of India, women and families struggle every day to have their most basic reproductive rights respected.
Being aware of your maternity rights is the first step to ensuring that they are not compromised and violated during Childbirth.
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“A pregnant woman is like a beautiful flowering tree, but take care when it comes time for the harvest that you do not shake or bruise the tree, for in doing so, you may harm both the tree and its fruit.”
~ PETER JACKSON, R.N.
“Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life.”
~ INA MAY GASKIN
“Experiences have clearly shown that an approach which ‘de-medicalizes’ birth, restores dignity and humanity to the process of childbirth, and returns control to the mother is also the safest approach.”
~ MICHEL ODENT, M.D.
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