Birth Village, in Vytilla, provides world-class care to pregnant women. It uses the Midwifery Model of Care, a form of maternal care that has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma and cesarean section. It is also one of the country’s leading centres for Lamaze prenatal and postnatal childbirth education. As a part of their desire to make this model of care more widely available to all sectors of the population, including child mothers, the founders of Birth Village set up Birth for Change (reg.no. 104/111/2012).
Birth for Change is committed to expanding maternal health services and options to all women, including disadvantaged women and families. Their inaugural project, in partnership with Dil Se, is Tejus Home. Using their expertise in childbirth and parenting preparation, they have designed a special curriculum and preparation activities for unmarried child mothers. Our common goal is to reduce the trauma and confusion these expectant girls feel and increase their capacity to nurture and care for their child. Birth for Change carefully balances its use of the latest, scientific best practice guidelines with Kerala’s cultural standards and expectations.