The BBN is currently: 

  • Maintaining a book and sling library. 
  • Translating important materials for expectant mothers into Kannada, Tamil and Hindi.
  •  Planning events to raise awareness about natural childbirth.
  •  Meeting with local doctors to promote birth options. 
  •  Hosting mother-to-mother group meetings.
  •  Hosting Yahoo Groups discussion forums to help professionals and consumers access locally relevant information about natural childbirth practices.
  •  Collecting data on birth practices in Bangalore using the Maternal Care Survey.
  •  Promoting training opportunities for birth professionals such as doulas, childbirth educators and lactation consultants. 
  •  Providing training for health care practitioners in mother-friendly, evidence based practices and labor support 
  •  Supporting pregnant women and their families.
  •  Engaging in public dialogue regarding the quality of maternal health care in our State and across India.
  •  Managing the International Mother-Baby Friendly Childbirth Initiative in the Bangalore Demonstration Site, BBMP Banashankari Referral Hospital