THE CAMPAIGN IS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND THE FIRST LADY MRS ANDRI ANASTASIADES
HONOURING THE BRAVERY OF CAESAREAN MOTHERS
PROMOTING NATURAL BIRTH, GENTLE CAESAREAN & VBAC
Provide relevant support groups, workshops, talks and the latest birthing information.
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From healthy pregnancy to happy family
Birth Forward includes people in every line of work: midwives, pediatricians, doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists, chiropractors, leadership trainers and educators, teachers, managers, workers and most importantly passionate parents.
Conception to Birth
We can provide advice and support for all stages of your pregnancy and ensure that you have all the information you need to plan the labour you want.
First time parents or not, there’s always new challenges and we can inform you on everything from child development
We aim to provide easy access to the best services and events in your area and give you the chance to connect with specialists and other parents at our open meetings.
The birth experience can be life changing filled with joy and happiness. But for quite a few the journey of giving birth can be overwhelming and even isolating. It can also leave a tremendous emotional impact. Feelings of disappointment, sadness, shame or failure can complicate our transition to motherhood, attachment and influence our perspective on…Read More
Birth Forward meets once a month to update, discuss and coordinate it’s activities. This is an open meeting, everybody who is interested in our organisation and learn more about us is very welcomed. If you want to get involved and contribute to a birthing culture in Cyprus that is defined through respect, knowledge and support…Read More
“Attending a Revisiting Birth workshop was a very unique experience, as often birth is not talked about as an emotional journey but rather that an event that resulted in a healthy baby. Mother’s emotions, questions and thoughts are often left behind. It was helpful to have a specialist who gave a very clear explanation on why a mother may feel upset, unfulfilled or incomplete after birth of a baby, and give some advice on how this can be addressed and resolved further. Simple act of sharing creates sense of unity for all mothers present and gives them a knowledge to spread further and hopefully, make someone else’s experience fulfilling and joyful!”
"I am so happy to have all these options you have helped me to."
«Η ομάδα στήριξης προσέφερε σε μας τη δυνατότητα να «ανοιχτούμε» και να μιλήσουμε για όλα τα θέματα της εξωσωματικής γονιμοποίησης που μας απασχολούσαν. Συγχρόνως, μας έδωσε την ευκαιρία να έρθουμε σε επαφή και με άλλα ζευγάρια με παρόμοια θέματα υπογονιμότητας και να ανταλλάξουμε σκέψεις, συναισθήματα, εμπειρίες και ανησυχίες. Περισσότερο, όμως, μας έδειξε ότι δεν είμαστε μόνοι σε αυτό το ταξίδι. Στο δύσκολο (και ευχόμαστε σύντομο) ταξίδι μας ξέρουμε ότι θα έχουμε ανά πάσα στιγμή την ψυχολογική και συμβουλευτική υποστήριξη της ομάδας Birth Forward.»
“Thanks you to the Birth Forward family for making me feel safe and free. From now on I know that when I need help for myself or my children or for anyone else there is always a helping hand and I feel very lucky to have so nice people around me.”
Lale, mother of two
"Birth Forward is a fantastic and unique society/idea in Cyprus which undoubtedly has the potential to help all women on the island. Our cooperation was excellent and I strongly believe in them and I will always be by their side."
Dr. Andreas Stavroulis, Gynecologist/Obstetrician