Date: 15/03/2013
Time: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

“The Business of Being Born” is a documentary film that explores the contemporary experience of childbirth in the modern world. Should most births be viewed as a natural life process or should every delivery be treated as a potential emergency? The film offers a probing look at modern childbirth, explores the history of obstetrics, the history and function of midwives and how many common medical practices may be doing new mothers more harm than good. While the movie is focused on the U.S. it is relevant in the Indian context including Bangalore where we see abnormally high c-section rates for non-medically indicated reasons.

The film was followed by an interactive panel discussion featuring prominent Bangalore-based birth professionals. The panel discussion explored various strategies parents can use to empower themselves and achieve the birth they want.

Date: 03/03/2013
Time: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

The Bangalore Birth Network held a bumper sale of gently used baby and kids items. Items for sale included baby clothes for children 3 years and younger, kids' furniture, booster seats, high chair, baby carriers and slings, pram, books, maternity wear, etc. Proceeds from the sale are being used by the BBN to support data collection at the BBMP Maternity Hospital in Banaskankari.

The Bangalore Birth Network proudly hosted Birth India’s 3rd Annual National Conference titled Safe and Supported Birth: A Human Right. Birth professionals and health care advocates from across India including ob/gyns, nurses, midwives, doulas, dais, educators, yoga and fitness specialists, natural childbirth advocates, gender equity and women's rights specialists, researchers and concerned citizens assembled.