SPOTLIGHT: Pakarii Casa de Nacimiento, Lima, Peru

Pakarii Casa de Nacimiento (Pakarii Birth Home), the first birth center in Peru, was opened in Lima in 1995 with the purpose of promoting and expanding the philosophy of natural birth and waterbirth. In the Andean native language Quechua, Pakarii means “dawn, coming...

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SPOTLIGHT: Maison de Naissance

Maison de Naissance – Torbeck, Haiti
An effort to curb maternal and newborn deaths in a rural area.
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Midwifery Led Birth Centers: a global definition

A midwifery led birth center (MLBC) is a health care facility serving women through their life course, utilizing wellbeing and midwifery models of care.  The space is a home like collaborative...

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The American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) Asociación Mexicana de Partería Association des Infirmières sages-femmes d’Haïti (AISFH) Baby+Co Children’s Medical Missions of Haiti (CMMH) The...

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...

SPOTLIGHT: Samaritan’s Purse Birth Centers, Cambodia

There are many barriers to reducing maternal and newborn deaths in rural Cambodia. Poverty, lack of education, distance to a health facility, road conditions, cultural practices and poor decision...

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...

SPOTLIGHT: Pakarii Casa de Nacimiento, Lima, Peru

Pakarii Casa de Nacimiento (Pakarii Birth Home), the first birth center in Peru, was opened in Lima in 1995 with the purpose of promoting and expanding the philosophy of natural birth and...
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