Who we are
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 partici.pant 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.
Why we do it
We implement our services by:
Provide education and support for parents (to be)
Raise awareness, research, lobby for change to follow EU recommendations
Education and networking for professionals
Our Board Members
|Stefanie Nicolaou||Doula, Embryologist|
|Veronika Christodoulides||Adult Educator|
|Maria Theodorou||Project Manager|
|Viola Edwards||Personal&Corporate Advisor|
|Stalo Lesta||NGO consultant and Gender Expert|
|Nadja Karayianni||NGO consultant|