A gender-equal world is possible. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination is possible. We can make it possible!
For over seven decades, Fernandez Hospital has been breaking biases by empowering women to make choices and voice their views on issues surrounding birth. This International Women’s Day, we share how Fernandez Foundation has been breaking biases by empowering women to make choices and voice their views on issues surrounding birth.
As advocates of natural birthing, we have successfully sowed the seeds of Midwifery in India. Gaining momentum with each passing day, our midwifery initiative is reducing C-section, mortality, and morbidity rates in the state of Telangana.
We’ve shattered many birth-related biases by…
- Promoting and establishing midwifery-led care at Fernandez Hospital
- Working with Telangana Government in establishing midwifery care in public hospitals
- Preserving the rights of pregnant women
- Midwives, obstetricians, and doulas working together as a team
- De-medicalizing births
Doctors breaking the bias
Bias: Only doctors can help women birth
Breaking the bias by letting Professional Midwives – my trusted colleagues – help women birth naturally. Midwives provide respectful, equitable, evidence-based care to low-risk mothers and I dedicate my expertise to high-risk pregnancies.
Midwives breaking the bias
Bias: Women can only give birth lying down
Breaking the bias by helping women birth in positions of their choice. I provide the highest standards of maternity care. I strive to reduce medical interventions and help mothers have normal, physiological births.
Mothers breaking the bias
Bias: I have no say in the way I birth
Breaking the bias by ensuring I have a say in everything related to my birthing journey. I seek midwifery care that protects my voice and my rights. My midwife keeps me in charge and helps me birth the way I want.
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