Category Archives: Birth Center Spotlights

SPOTLIGHT: Mangala Devi Birth Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal

Mangala Devi is a demonstration birth center at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The unit was established as a combined effort by the department of obstetrics and gynecology, volunteers from the Royal College of Midwives in the United Kingdom, and the Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON). https://www.rcm.org.uk/news-views-and-analysis/views/the-mangala-devi-birth-centre-tribhuvan-teaching-hospital-nepal The aim of this center…

SPOTLIGHT: Shanti Uganda, Kasana, Uganda

The Shanti Uganda improves infant and maternal health, provides safe, respectful, gentle care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Founded as an income generating enterprise in 2008,Shanti Uganda’s solar powered Birth House opened in 2010.  To date Shanti Uganda has provided over 2060 prenatal visits to local women, and over…

SPOTLIGHT: Luna Maya Birth Centers, Chiapas and Mexico City, Mexico

The practice of midwifery in Mexico is a millenary profession. But since the decade of the 1950’s, midwifery has had an important decline as attention moved to the biomedical model of obstetrics. With this change has come criticisms of massive institutionalization, the over-medicalization of birth (including high rates of Caesarean sections), lack of culturally adequate…