IMBCO Demonstration Site

The Bangalore Birth Network is proud to announce that we have been chosen by the International MotherBaby Friendly Childbirth Organization (IMBCO) to establish one of its Demonstration Sites. The purpose of the Demonstration Site is to test the feasibility the IMBCO Ten Steps to Optimal MotherBaby Services approach. The IMBCO Ten Steps is a woman-centered, non-interventionist approach that promotes the health and well-being of all women and babies during pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding and sets the gold standard for excellence and superior outcomes in maternity care. It emphasizes training to develop the skills and attitude to support safe and supported natural labour and birth, with access to appropriate medical interventions when necessary. The BBN will partner with the BBMP Banashankari Referral (Maternity) Hospital to carry out the initiative.