Humanising Childbirth

Ensuring safe, sensitive and dignified
birthing, one Mother & Baby at a time.

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Humanising Childbirth

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Ensuring safe, sensitive and dignified birthing, one Mother & Baby at a time.

‘Birthing’ is a natural process, as old as time. But, today it is reduced to a medical condition with unnecessary interventions.


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IMPATIENCE


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C-Section rate in India, a steep rise from 17.2% as per NFHS 5 and NFHS 4 respectively

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ILL-TREATMENT


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before and during childbirth is when most of the abuse happens in response to ‘non-cooperation’ by women (Lancet, 2019)

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INDIFFERENCE


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women experienced mistreatment and were particularly vulnerable around the time of birth (Lancet, 2019)

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IMPATIENCE


21.5%

C-Section rate in India, a steep rise from 17.2% as per NFHS 5 and NFHS 4 respectively

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ILL-TREATMENT


15 Min

before and during childbirth is when most of the abuse happens in response to ‘non-cooperation’ by women (Lancet, 2019)

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INDIFFERENCE


> 1/3

women experienced mistreatment and were particularly vulnerable around the time of birth (Lancet, 2019)

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Far too often, a new mother walks out
emotionally scarred and in physical pain.

This needs to change.


Far too often, a new mother walks out emotionally scarred and in physical pain.

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This needs
to change.

Reimagining Childbirth

A Blissful Birthing Experience for every mother-to-be

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Reimagining Childbirth

A Blissful Birthing Experience for every mother-to-be

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Safe
All life is precious. The health of both Mother and Child is at the heart of what we do.

Respectful
We are fiercely protective of every woman’s right to dignified birthing. In this endeavour, no one is left out.

Joyous
Bringing life to the world is a significant event. We strive to make this possible for every Mother.

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Safe
All life is precious. The health of both Mother and Child is at the heart of what we do.

Respectful
We are fiercely protective of every woman’s right to dignified birthing. In this endeavour, no one is left out.

Joyous
Bringing life to the world is a significant event. We strive to make this possible for every Mother.

Birthing, a natural
phenomenon


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Women are inherently gifted with the ability to bring new life into this world. When empowered with confidence and support, most women can give birth naturally to healthy babies. Low-risk, healthy mothers can birth with skilled midwives guiding them through pregnancy, labour, and postpartum. This allows obstetricians to focus their expertise on pregnant women with medical complications, where intervention may be required.

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Birthing, a natural phenomenon


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Women are inherently gifted with the ability to bring new life into this world. When empowered with confidence and support, most women can give birth naturally to healthy babies. Low-risk, healthy mothers can birth with skilled midwives guiding them through pregnancy, labour, and postpartum. This allows obstetricians to focus their expertise on pregnant women with medical complications, where intervention may be required.

Read our Philosophy   

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PROGRESS


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BIRTH STORIES

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COLLABORATIVE
CARE

PROGRESS

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7

DECADES

2 L

BIRTH STORIES

10 y

COLLABORATIVE
CARE

Together, we can
humanise birthing


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A Journey of 7 Decades


Fernandez started as a two-bed maternity clinic in 1948. From the very beginning, Dr Leslie and Dr Lourdes Fernandez were guided by ethical values and the mission of equitable care. In 1991, under the leadership of Dr Evita Fernandez, the institution chose to specialise in respectful maternal care. In 2018, Fernandez formally registered as a not-for-profit and all initiatives now come under the Fernandez Foundation.

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A Journey of 7 Decades


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Fernandez started as a two-bed maternity clinic in 1948. From the very beginning, Dr Leslie and Dr Lourdes Fernandez were guided by ethical values and the mission of equitable care. In 1991, under the leadership of Dr Evita Fernandez, the institution chose to specialise in respectful maternal care. In 2018, Fernandez formally registered as a not-for-profit and all initiatives now come under the Fernandez Foundation.

View Our Journey