About Birth Forward

Education, support & advocacy

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If you don’t find the information you need on this website please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always interested to hear from anyone who has suggestions for an event or service in Cyprus or would like to offer their support. We do our best to answer any questions about birthing and babies or put you in touch with someone who can.

Birth Forward stands as an ambassador for parents wishing to make autonomous choices about their own and their families welfare throughout the full cycle of creating a family. We aim to provide advocacy, support and education for families and professionals in regards to the various stages of planning, creating and growing a family in Cyprus.

What we do


  • Create conditions that support women, men, families and professionals regarding conception, pregnancy, birth, parenting and health by raising respect, trust, knowledge and providing support


  • Empower women in their innate ability to give birth, to empower chosen companions to be effective birth partners and to empower professionals in their efforts to provide well balanced services by offering knowledge and information alongside psychological and emotional preparation for labor, breastfeeding and parenthood


  • Encourage trust in the natural process of birth and avoid unnecessary medical interventions by providing relevant information and emotional support to women and their partners


  • Remind women of their natural rights to experience a comfortable labor, to find comfortable labor positions, to protect their privacy and autonomy, and to assume a stance of an active participant in the birthing process in a suitable environment


  • Assist couples in making informed and engaged choices regarding conception, pregnancy, and birth based on the latest research and conscious use of technology and obstetric procedures as well as personal inclination


  • Support families to achieve and maintain well-being physically, emotionally and spiritually constantly to learn about topics relating to our practice, providing a space to network and as well as promoting cooperation between the public and private sector in order to establish best practice


  • Research the current environment in order to identify where change is needed and to lobby for change to follow European Recommendations and Rights

Birth Forward will implement its services by:


Why we do it

  • Cesarean rate biggest in Europe,

  • Breastfeeding rate the lowest

  • Violation of human rights in birth

  • Negative health impacts on mother and child (physically and psychologically)

  • Updated practises to EU standards

  • Mothers/fathers/caretakers feel isolated and lack support

Who we are

Members of the Board



Dr. Eline Pedersen (DC)

Doctor of Chiropractic
Birth Assistant


Vice President, Spokeswoman Greek Community

Ioli Orphanide Eteocleous

Greek Philology, Currently PhD candidate Frederick University

dimitra tsagaraki

Secretary of Board of Directors

Dimitra Tsagkaraki
BA (Hons) International Tourism Management, MSc International Marketing Management, Birth Coach
Kathy Katashis

Treasurer, Director of Finance

Kathy Katashis

BA (Hons) English Literature & Creative Writing , MSc Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour



Director of HR and Volunteer Management

Katerina Miroshnichenko
Social Psychology specialising in Learning and Development, experience in Human Resources

Project Manager Support Groups

Tanny Tran



Director of Communication

Emma Michael

Yoga Teacher and Shiatsu Therapist, Project Manager




Veronika Christodoulides

Adult Educator

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