"Every Birth Should be Safe & Loving"

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 09:12
Submitted by Anonymous

Robin Lim is a midwife and community health advocate. She lives in Bali where she has created a health and birth center run on donations.

Robin and her work illustrate that gentle birth in an out of hospital birth center or home truly can lead to safe births for moms and babies alike. Her model of care truly is woman-centered.

"Every baby's first breath on Earth could be one of peace and love. Every mother should be healthy and strong. Every birth could be safe and loving. But our world is not there yet."

This year she was nominated for and won CNN’s Hero of the Year award. It is wonderful to see that she has not only won a sizable sum of money that will fund the Bali birth center for an entire year but that gentle birth, with women and babies at the center, are getting some wide-spread public recognition.

Maybe we truly are beginning to see gentle birth come to the fore. You can learn more about Robin Lim and the work she does here:

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Great work! I love the look

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 12:56
Jake E

Great work! I love the look of Indonesia too. The architrecture and lovely warm colours and clothes and patterns and furniture and interiors, everything :).