This webinar historically was launched 10 years after our historic TAG (Technical Advisory Group) meeting in Geneva, June 2006. At our TAG meeting global leaders and organizations provided input from the largest survey on birth and breastfeeding practices from 163 countries to create the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI) - 10 Steps to Optimal MotherBaby Maternity Services. This document is framed with respectful care and compassion.
We have IMBCI demonstration sites that are committed to improving care based on the IMBCI 10 Steps in Quebec, Austria, Brazil and India. In addition, there is a growing network of MotherBaby facilities, birth centers and providers who are making a difference in low, mid and high resource settings including disaster zones where there is no running water or electricity.
“This MotherBaby Model of Care promotes the health and wellbeing of all women and babies during pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, setting the gold standard for excellence and superior outcomes in maternity care. All maternity service providers should be educated in, provide, and support this MotherBaby Model of Care.”