The HRiC India Conference Lineup!!!

If you don’t already know about the upcoming Human Rights in Childbirth Conference in Mumbai, here’s a chance to get a deeper look at the happenings of the event. Check out this blog to see the amazing speaker lineup and topics to be covered. Please come to be apart...
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Pregnancy loss in third trimester due to placental insufficiency (Still birth)

Writing that last letter to him was perhaps the best thing we could do as we felt light after that. We owe all these memories to our midwife. She supported me emotionally and physically even during delivery.

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Childbirth Education And Support Facilitated My Natural Birth

Natural birthing was a wonderful experience. There were no medications at all. The antenatal, aqua natal classes and other exercises helped me to achieve this great birth experience.

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Unassisted / Natural birth story of Eva

A beautiful and powerful unassisted birth story… and I began to notice the space within the whoosh – I did not exist as ‘I’ – I had no perspective or point of view – there was no I or anything else – t was just a perception of everything being integrated into one energy, inside which nothing separate existed…

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Post-Partum Depression. Yes I am talking about it!!

Yes, there is no need to be ashamed of it. It can happen to any woman on this planet and it comes without a due notice and we are far from being prepared to face it.
Knowledge is wealth and I thought I should provide awareness about PPD ( Postpartum Depression ).

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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.

The organisation was initially founded in 2007 by five women in Mumbai from various nationalities. These women were looking to make a positive difference in the way women in India are cared for during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Each co-founder was originally motivated by her own childbirth experiences, both positive and negative. Through our work with media, health workers, doctors, and conferences, Birth India has been able to create increased awareness in terms of options available to women. Since inception, we have seen an increase in the presence of international childbirth education, birthing options, doulas, midwives, and lactation institutions within India.
Birth India aims to develop a culture that eradicates the abuses women face at the time of birth and hopes to ensure a bond between families that is conducive to a more respectful, healthy society. We maintain a high level of transparency and information sharing within the community. No matter how or where women birth, we strive for a safe, gentle birth for mothers from all walks of life via all methods of delivery.

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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