Build A Birthing Center in Bim
Better Birthing in Bim, is a Barbados based charity whose primary focus is creating a positive change for local child birth. We seek to educate, and inform all key stakeholders of the need for empowered birthing experiences. We understand that resources both human and financial are limited at the state-run inistituion which is why we believe we need to get back to the basics. Child birth is not a new phenomenom; women have been conceiving and delivering babies since the beginning of human existence; however, birth has become so medicalized that it is now approached with dread and despair rather then with reverence and compassion.
When we were approached by a passionate concerned citizen, Makiba Neblett, we realised that this issue needed to be on the fore front of our efforts. Makiba's petition highlighted key areas that were near and dear to the hearts of our team, the need to move, eat, and sometime even dance while in labour. The need to have loved ones present during this exciting rite of passage, the need to have a caregiver who respects and honors the birthplan of the mother; and most of all a safe environment for moms and dads to feel empowered and thoroughly satisfied during and after birth. We are asking all interested parties who wish to see a difference in the way our children are brought into the world, to speak up and speak out for change.
Makiba Neblett (Concerned Citizen)
Melissa Bartlett (P.R.O - Better Birthing in Bim)