How can we build a cohesive team that fosters collaborative care in childbirth? Explore this conversation between Debra Pascali Bonaro and Ibu Robin Lim, and learn about the transformative impact of doulas, midwives, and respectful birthing environments.
In this episode, they also discuss the importance of respectful and gentle prenatal care, the recognition of doulas as essential caregivers, and the collaboration between midwives and doulas, highlighting the significance of preserving the baby’s blood supply through delayed cord clamping and emphasizing the need for cohesive teams and access to safe and culturally sensitive care. They also mention Robin Lim’s books and the opportunity to support Bumi Sehat through donations. Overall, it serves as a call to action for creating positive childbirth experiences and celebrating the miracle of every birth.
Robin Lim is the founder of Bumi Sehat, an NGO which maintains clinics in Indonesia and the Philippines. Ibu Robin’s Passion is respectful, skilled, culturally informed, gentle prenatal/postnatal care, childbirth services, and healthcare as a human right. She is the author of many books, including After the Baby’s Birth, Wellness for Mothers, Ecology of Gentle Birth, Awakening Birth, and Eating for Two. Robin was CNN Hero of the Year in 2011.
You can also join Robin and I in Bali in March 2024 www.eatpraydoula.com
In this episode:
“It’s our responsibility to have our skills in order to have our hearts and minds set on what our potential is for creating access for every mother to safely bring her baby.” – Ibu Robin Lim
“Doulas are essential caregivers. You are the entry point where mothers can find access.” -Ibu Robin Lim
Eat Pray Doula is an annual retreat in Bali, Indonesia that Debra co-teaches with CNN Hero Ibu Robin Lim, Midwife Mala Landt, and special guests for Advanced Trainings.