“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace, and a soul generated by love.”
– Coretta Scott King
PLEASE VISIT THE HEALTHY, COMPASSIONATE BIRTHING PROJECT PAGE FOR ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING IN OUR NETWORK OF GRASSROOTS PROJECTS: http://globalforceforhealing.org/project-one/. They include Jungle Mamas, a program of The Pachamama Alliance, San Francisco.
The Jungle Mamas Program is designed to eliminate all preventable deaths in childbirth of mothers and babies, and to improve community health by focusing on the education of women, family planning education, and improving environmental health.
Good Birth Network: Birth centers are workplaces for midwifery, with the goal of accompanying mothers through normal birth with safe, respectful, and holistic care. The GoodBirth Network is a global collaboration of birth centers working to recognize, honor and promote birth center models of care, particularly in low-resource communities. The GoodBirth Network is currently working in four program areas, and is complementary to Global Force for Healing’s network.
1.Birth center mapping. Birth centers exist in more than 50 countries. The network is compiling information about birth centers together with their geographic, economic, political, and cultural contexts. The mapping project is revealing the flexibility of birth center models of care to meet the needs of mothers and their families from a global perspective. This compendium of information is also exposing conditions that encourage or impair the success of birth centers.
2. Standards. The network is comparing and assessing definitions, guidelines, and standards for birth centers. The goal of this work is to act as a global set of peers to articulate commitments and indicators for safe and respectful care in birth centers.
3. Communication. The network has established a robust online presence to support communication among birth centers and their supporters. The GoodBirth Network website and social media are tools for birth centers to share best practices and resources
4. Country projects. The network is working in several country specific projects to promote birth centers. Examples include the support of a new national network of birth centers in Haiti, expansion of a successful birth center model in Mexico, and strategic support of new birth centers in Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Slovenia.
COMING SOON: OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH WHITE RIBBON ALLIANCE (WRA), PARTICIPATION IN THEIR GLOBAL COUNCIL FOR RESPECTFUL MATERNAL CARE, AND ALLIANCE WITH THE BIRTH JUSTICE FUND/GROUNDSWELL FUND!