THROUGH THE AASTRIKA MIDWIFERY CENTRE (AMC), WE WANT TO
Empower mothers to participate in their own care, take informed decisions, and remember the birth experience with pride, joy, and a sense of fulfilment.
Required & Recommended
Informed & Collaborative
At AMC, our focus will be as much on the mother as the baby.
We believe every mother-to-be deserves to be respected and heard – before, during, and after delivery. Each delivery should be given the time and attention necessary to ensure the health of mother and child. The Bangalore-based Centre will focus on ensuring minimal medical and surgical intervention, advocating for it only if and when the situation demands.
A strong culture of woman-centred care, informed consent, shared decision-making, sensitivity, empathy, and the tenets of respectful maternity care.
Midwives who are skilled in normal labour and delivery will work closely with obstetricians and be an integral part of the system. A midwife-led unit will care for low-risk women.
Doulas, who are trained in labour support, to provide dedicated one-on-one attention to mothers. A Cochrane Review indicates that continuous labour support from professional doulas has several benefits, including more spontaneous vaginal births, shorter labours, fewer caesarean births, fewer instrumental deliveries, less use of analgesia, and fewer babies with low Apgar scores
(Bohren et al. 2017Bohren, Meghan A, G Justus Hofmeyr, Carol Sakala, Rieko K Fukuzawa, and Anna Cuthbert. 2017. “Continuous Support for Women during Childbirth.” Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, July. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD003766.pub6.).
A culture of constant performance improvement in keeping with the best formal practices of quality improvement in healthcare.
Clinical care that is protocol-driven rather than person-driven to ensure excellent and consistent standards of care.
Data and technology to maintain, improve, and iterate a uniform high standard of care.
Protocols as well as physical spaces designed to support the principles listed above.
Implementation of the latest evidence-based guidelines and ethical practices in maternity care.