Our Mission

MAKING PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH SAFE

Our mission is to reduce maternal and infant mortality in India by making pregnancy and childbirth safe. We want to create a cadre of health workers — midwives — and services which would provide professional yet affordable care to women during pregnancy. We believe that it is possible to make drastic and enduring reductions in maternal mortality, through a woman-centered, more ‘natural’ and less invasive maternity care.

MAKE PREGNANCY SAFE

Every eight minutes, a mother dies during childbirth in India. For every maternal death, 20 more women suffer from lifelong health impairments that result from complications during their pregnancies. A majority of these deaths and complications are avoidable. With timely and precise intervention, pregnancy with an ensuing safe childbirth can be made a joyous event.

HUMANISE BIRTHING

It is a modern misconception that childbirth is risky without all the interventions of the latest medical technology. Pregnancy and childbirth are normal physiological processes in a woman’s life. Our challenge lies in reminding women to enjoy their pregnancies. Our aim is to “humanize” birthing to the extent possible.

TRAIN A WORKFORCE

Our goal is to create a new workforce — highly qualified and capable of providing professional care independently and effectively to low-risk pregnant women. Providing health care, especially to the deprived rural and urban slum populations, where women cannot afford care in private hospitals can significantly lower maternal and infant mortality.

PROMOTE MIDWIFERY

A Midwife, as a competent and independent health professional, should become an ideal choice for providing antenatal care to women with normal pregnancies, and for delivering their babies. Midwifery, as a model of professional service, if spread more widely, would make a big difference to both maternal and child health across India.

TOGETHER, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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SPONSOR A
MIDWIFE

Save Lives.
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SPONSOR A
WORKSHOP

Help us change the face of maternal health care.
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MAKE A DONATION

Ensure that no mother dies while giving life.