The Workshop on "Respectful Maternity Care" conducted by Dr. Sheena Byrom on 12th January at Stork Home was a continuation of the series of Roar Workshops by the UK Consultant Midwife in collaboration with Fernandez Hospital. A total of 77 delegates attended from Fernandez and surrounding regions in Telangana.
The scenes enacted in the sessions were powerful and depicted real life scenarios from women's experiences. The participants were asked to reflect on these episodes and to then share their reflections on treating women with respect and compassion. The delegates made individual pledges and shared strategies to improve women's experiences in their respective maternity services.
The continuing theme of these workshops is that every women deserves the right to birth without abuse. And Dr. Sheena, with her vast experience, showed how in the process of maternity care, it does not take longer to treat women with dignity and respect.