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The following web links are related to Jeeva in various ways

  • Traditional Midwifery
    Matrika preserves traditional Indian childbirth knowledge and promotes the elderly dais who hold these traditions. As cultural and medical resources, they are fast disappearing. The obstetricians of Ayurveda, dais are often illiterate, but they read the fertile female body. Follow the link to learn about what they know... Follow the link to learn more

    Born At Home
    A Film by Sameera Jain - YouTube


  • Midwifery General
    Midwifery in colonial India
    Welcome History by Dr Supriya Guha
    In 1902, the first Midwives Act was passed in England to restrict practice by unlicensed midwives. In 1903 the creation of the Victoria Memorial Scholarships Fund in British India sought to restrict the practice of untrained birth attendants in India and create a category of trained midwives....
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  • Coalition and Networks
    SAMA among other health work seeks to acknowledge the collective experience and existing knowledge of women and traditional healers, traditional birth attendants and integrate these in local health practices. Sama seeks to locate the concerns of women's health and well being in the larger context of social, historical, economic and political realities.
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    SAHAYOG recognises that women�s health in India is severely affected by the lack of effective policies and appropriate services especially in the area of maternal health care, and for determinants of health. Common Health (Coalition for Neo Natal & Maternal Health and Safe Abortion).
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    The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood - India
    White Ribbon Alliance India has been working to facilitate policy review and is advocating for a comprehensive national safe motherhood policy at the national and state level. The alliance aims to scale up social accountability, track resource utilization against allocation, and standardize maternal health information kits.
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    Dai Sangathan Association of Traditional Birth Attendants
    Chetna India
    The goal of this association is to work towards improved maternal and newborn health in the state of Gujrat. The main objectives are to organize dais and provide them a forum to communicate their collective voices.
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    Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions Demonstrating contemporary relevance of theory and practice of Indian Systems of Medicine Revitalization of social processes (institutional, oral and commercial) for transmission of traditional knowledge of health care for its wider use and application.
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    Centre for Health and Social Justice
    Addressing maternal health rights is one of the core areas of CHSJs work. Gathering evidence around programme implementation and policies related to maternal health, building alliances and people�s voices to claim rights and address the gaps are CHSJs primary tasks.
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    Birth India was established in June 2007 to address the issue of the increasingly high numbers of women from all backgrounds in India being led into cesarean sections, unnecessary medical interventions and the harm this is causing to women, children and families.
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    Dr Agnes Gereb is a qualified Hungarian obsetrician, midwife and international homebirth expert. She is respected worldwide for her work on behalf of pregnant women. She has championed the right of women to choose how they give birth and has herself attended many thousands of successful home births. She is imprisoned in her home now and prevented from attending births.
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    Women�s empowerment, healthy mothers and babies and changing the culture of birth.
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    Jordan, Nan�.
    �What is Goddess? Towards an Ontology of Women Giving Birth.Trivia: Voices of Feminism. Issue 9, Spring Equinox / March.
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    Jordan, Nan. (2009)
    A Poetics of the Placenta: Placental Cosmology as Gift and Sacred Economy.
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    Solution Exchange for the Maternal and Child Health Community.
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    Sheil Akitzinger
    Author of woman-centered childbirth books. Includes up-to-date information on her work, both academic and activist Here you can explore aspects of birth, drawing on things that Sheila has learned from women around the world and her research as a social anthropologist into women's experiences of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.
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  • Midwifery in General (journals, reports)
    Midwifery publishes the latest peer reviewed international research to inform the safty, quality, outcome an experiences of pregnancy, birth and maternity care.The journal supports midwives and maternity care providers to explore an develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes informed by best available evidence.

    Midwifery Today
    Pregnancy, Birth, Homebirth and Midwife ...Science and heart of birth.
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    Midwives Information & Resource Service � Midwifery ...
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    WHO | Midwifery
    Information resources and WHO program information on midwifery and its role in the provision of essential obstetric care worldwide.
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    The State of World's Midwifery 2011
    Delivering Health, Saving Lives, supported by 30 partners, provides the first comprehensive analysis of midwifery services and issues in countries where the needs are greatest.
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    For additional midwifery resource.. Click here to read more

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