Janet Chawla

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About me

Introduction I am an American by birth and have lived and worked in India for 30 years. I began teaching natural childbirth classes to women and couples, helping them prepare for natural birth but became frustrated by the over-use of invasive obstetrics. This led me to investigate traditional childbirth and pregnancy and dais (traditional midwives). I am Director of MATRIKA, an NGO working in research and advocacy for humane and traditional birth practice.