In October 2016, five volunteers from 4 NGOs (Social Project on Natural Childbirth and Blessed Conception ‘Miracle in the Heart’, Ukrainian Human Rights NGO ‘Pryrodni Prava’, Lviv School of Public Health, and ‘Association of Professionals on Natural Parenting’) created the HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHILDBIRTH NATIONAL REPORT OF UKRAINE concerning the real state of obstetric and midwifery aid in Ukraine for the Europe Summit on Human Rights in Childbirth (HRiC) (October 19, 2016, Strasbourg, France) organized by HRiC and Midwifery Today, and requested by HRiC.
The brilliant ex-head of HRiC, Hermine Hayes-Klein, the honoured expert and speaker of Festival '2014 of Miracle in the Heart project was dealing with the publication of all National Reports of the countries-participants of the Summit. However, she could not publish them in the HRiC official Summit Edition. So national reports of other 9 countries-participants of the Summit appeared unpublished as well.
The Ukrainian National Report is about women’s rights in childbirth and the situation of women's consent to medical interventions during childbirth. It is unique and is the only one since Ukraine got its independence in 1991. It is based on 3 surveys (2015-2016) and over 3,500 responses spanning 12 tables and diagrams.
THE BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE NATIONAL REPORT IN UKRAINE ON HRIC:
Maternity Care in Ukraine: Background Information
Part 1: Informed Consent and Refusal
Part 2: Midwifery and Out of Hospital Birth
Status of midwives in Ukraine’s health care system:
Midwives in the Hospital, Midwives out of Hospital
Safety and Integration of OOH Birth
Serving OOH Healthcare Needs
Regulation, Integration and Safety
Within 2017 we approached many international ‘mind-like’ and ‘goal-like’ organisations to publish or print out, and share it, including WHO (World Health Organization), UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund), AIMS (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services), ENCA (European Network of Childbirth Associations), EDN (European Doula Network), IMBCI (International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization) and others.
We are so grateful to precious doulas Valérie Dupin (France) and Maria Andreoulaki (Greece) for their inspiration, inputs and contacts support.
We are so grateful and filled with hope that it will be shared among researchers, obstetricians, midwives, doulas and other birth practitioners worldwide.
We will also translate it into Russian and publish it on our website as well allowing it to be distributed among as many people as possible.
Based on the National Report in Ukraine on HRIC data and conclusions, MIRACLE IN THE HEART PROJECT SINCERELY INVITES
• birth centres and networks
• sponsors/grantors, and
• international organizations
for mentoring and investing into starting a birth center network in Ukraine (the first centre is to be based in Kharkiv).
WHY DOES UKRAINE HAVE DEMAND FOR IT:
• 36% of mothers wish to give birth in a birth centre
• 18% of women strive for homebirth with a licensed midwife
• since 2014 a national health care policy has headed to European values and protocols
• no alternative for a hospital birth
Human Rights in Childbirth National Ukrainian Report is available at https://en.proestro.com/national-report
Please, look through YOUR BENEFITS AS A MENTOR AND AN INVESTOR at https://en.proestro.com/national-report
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