Birth Village, Vytilla, provides world class care to women using the Midwifery Model of Care, a format of maternal care that has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma and cesarean section. It is also a leading centre for Lamaze pre-natal and post-natal childbirth education in the country today. In their desire to make this model of care more widely available to all sectors of the population, including child mothers, Birth for Change (reg.no. 104/111/2012) was formed.
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. Together, our goal is to lower the trauma and confusion the girls feel, and increase their capacity to nurture and care for the expectant child. Birth for Change uses the best possible practices according to scientific and cultural standards.