About Birth Forward

Everyone has the right to be fully prepared and educated about the creation of a family.

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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
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Birth Forward will implement its services by:

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Why we do it

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  • 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

ElinePederson

President

Dr. Eline Pedersen (DC)

Doctor of Chiropractic
Birth Assistant

Ioli

Vice President, Spokeswoman Greek Community

ioli Orphanide Eteocleous

Greek Philology, currently phd candidate Frederick University

Ozge

Secretary, Spokeswoman Turkish Community

Özge Altay Erten

Educator, Lecturer at Ataturk Faculty of Education, Near East University

Marios Tinis

Treasurer, Director of Finance

Marios Tinis

BBA, MSc, Fraud Analyst

 

Anastasia

Director of HR and Volunteer Management

Anastasia Uvarova

Physiotherapist

Tanny

Project Manager Support Groups

Tanny Tran

Midwife

Emma

Director of Communication

Emma Michael

Yoga Teacher and Shiatsu Therapist, Project Manager

Staff

veronika-christodoulides

CEO

Veronika Christodoulides

Adult Educator

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