The final ROAR Workshop in Hyderabad on 19th January involving visiting UK consultant midwife Dr. Sheena Byrom created a further stir! Multi-collaborative delegates from public and private institutions attended from the city and surrounding regions, and one doctor travelled 5 hours from Nandyal town in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.
The sessions raised awareness and the role plays evoked discussions around important issues such as unbiased information giving, enabling informed choice. One delegate's personal pledge was, ''Today I promise myself that I will never be rude to a pregnant woman, whatever the situation may be, however tired and exhausted I am, I promise to treat mothers with respect and dignity and try to understand their fears, rather than dumping my orders on them."
The workshops were well received and offered a safe space to share ideas. The workshops will now continue to other South Indian states from Chennai to Kerala.