The Center helped deliver 1000 babies naturally in the last one decade including some Twin birt

Hyderabad, May 01, 2019.....The Sanctum, The home like Collaborative Natural Birth Centre which is on a mission to make child Births Normal completes ten years. To mark and celebrate the occasion produces “Birthing with Love”, a video film capsuling their experience from handling 1000 natural child births in the last one decade.

The world Premier of the film and its launch is scheduled on May 5 on the eve of International Day of the Midwife at LV Prasad Film Labs, Road No 2, Banjara Hills at 2pm. The launch will be followed by a “ Panel Discussion”


The film according to Dr. Vijaya Krishnan, is aimed to change our understanding of Childbirth. The Movie describes a new paradigm in Natural Birth at The Sanctum Natural Birth Center.


A preview of the movie was organised for the media. The movie follows the journey of Dr. Vijaya Krishnan. It raises public awareness about outstanding suitability of Professional Midwifery in India under the Collaborative Model of Care, which can be easily replicated worldwide.




The movie follows three couples who have very different histories, as they navigate their labour and birth in very different manner.


The Child Birth is projected as a crisis,  an emergency, a fearful event in one’s life. On the contrary, it is the most powerful event in a woman’s life. It is psychological, physical, emotional and spiritual described Dr. Vijaya Krishnan, the founder of The Sanctum.


The Sanctum, in the past decade is emerged as the only of its kind  a center in India. Perhaps one of the few centers across the globe that has pioneered the Collaborative Model of Care way back in the year 2008 and 2009.


Husband is allowed to be in delivery room as an emotional support at The Sanctum.


At The Sanctum women’s lives are transformed by providing them with respectful, empowering Midwife-led Maternity Care with inhouse medical backup in case of a rare emergency.


Mothers from all over India and quite a lot from UK, Middle East, Singapore, Canada have availed it’s Facilities.


There is perhaps no other institution in the world with this unique model. And why this is good is borne out by its results from 2018 and 2019.   The center boasts of 92% Natural Birth Rate, 88% VBAC rate (Vaginal Birth After a Caesarean); 100% VBA2C rate(Vaginal Birth After 2 Caesreans); 100% Breastfeeding Success Rate, twin natural births and Breech Births


The Sanctum, a derivation from the word Sanctum Santorum, is a Midwife-led Natural Birth Center, where the mother is at the Center of the Care universe..... not hospital or doctors, and where she is not a prisoner of protocols and unnecessary tests and procedures.


It is led by Dr. Vijaya Krishnan, a US certified Midwife and a specialist in Natural Birth, and is backed 24x7 by team of Obstetricians , Gynaecologists, Paediatricians and other medical specialists in case of the rare emergency.


We have helped mothers with complex needs to have Natural Birth or atleast to have a trial of labor(for example: mothers with high Gestational Diabetes, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, PCOD etc), Dr Vijaya informed.


We are passionate about natural births, because, explains Dr Vijaya, Nature has perfected the mothers’ body to give birth, for 1000 of years. Nothing has changed so dramatically that women are now being told that their bodies have suddenly broken and they have lost the ability to birth babies on their own, naturally, without unnecessary interventions, Dr Vijaya explains.


In today’s environment most mothers don’t have the freedom to birth their babies safely and in a manner they want, she explains.


The Physiology of Labour and Birth is the most amazing design of nature— and the mother’s body is the manifestation of this design, Dr Vijaya elaborates. And Midwives are experts in understanding this Physiology of Labour and Birth, and therefore experts in Normal Births”, she declares.


Women want normal deliveries. Birth is a normal process. Don’t turn it into a crisis, an emergency situation. Child birth is a Physiology and we are turning into a Pathology.


The pain of pregnant woman’s internal check-up is more than the pregnancy itself. From first check up onwards mothers to be are turned into patients said Dr. Vijaya.


When checked-up babies born out of elective Caesarian are poor in IQ than those born after full term she said. We are producing less intelligent people, she observed and added that Uterus is the strongest organ of a woman. If there is any organ that prevents natural birth is our mind she said. We are creating a fear psychosis about the birth. This is not fair, she added.


Naturally women are very strong, but we are making them week, Dr. Vijaya told.


Dr. Vijaya Krishnan is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). She is a leading official Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator in India.  She also runs the Healthy Mother Breastfeeding Support Network. She is the author of many research papers published in professional journals.  She is a visiting lecturer at many colleges, leading health care centers, and institutions.  She was recently invited to teach at the Midwifery Today Conference in Germany and awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her service to Mothers and Babies.


Dr Vijaya Krishnan, Founder of The Sanctum can be reached on her mobile: 9704368666

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