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B!rthvillage Natural Birthing Centre is South India’s first free standing established birth centre. We offer childbirth and waterbirth at our facility; professional antenatal, postnatal, well woman and well baby care with a holistic approach in a warm and supportive setting.

Our goal is to provide professional, individualized care to meet the needs of women and their families. We recognize that every woman is different. Our staff is is guided by the philosophy that a woman should be in control of and take responsibility for her own health care, including her birth experience. We are located in home-like birth center which is designed so that expectant parents can be involved in and enjoy the events of normal pregnancy and childbirth in a safe setting. Our center is run by midwives and we follow the Midwifery Model of Care.

B!rthvillage, the Natural Birthing Center, was established in December of 2010 to provide another option for women in Cochin. Since then, we have enjoyed supporting many families in creating the births of their choice.

What is Birth Village Natural Birthing Center?

  • Parents and professionals creating family-centered care.
  • Place: Caring, warm and homelike setting where you are supported and respected as well as safe and secure.
  • Program of Care: Balancing the human touch and technology to give you the time and attention you need before, during and after the birth.
  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
  • Practice of Midwifery: Provided by a trained, autonomous, health professional who practices a wellness and holistic approach to pregnancy, birth, and women's health care.

Six care practices Birth Village follows which support normal birth:

The six care practices below are supported by research studies that examine the benefits and risks of maternity care practices. Therefore, they represent “evidence-based care,” which is the gold standard for maternity care worldwide. Evidence-based care means..


Our Beliefs

We strongly believe in the ability of a woman’s body to give birth without interference and we know that most women can do this well with support and love.

Birth is a normal ‘everyday’ family event.

Women need access to up-to-date, evidence-based information to enable them to make informed choices. Only then can they take responsibility for themselves, and become active participants in their care.