Peace Begins At Birth – TedX Ubud with Robin Lim
Robin Lim is an internationally-recognized midwife, well-known author and talented poet. Her non-profit Indonesian birthing and educational clinics have saved hundreds of lives and delivered thousands of babies over the last decade, serving the poor and medically disenfranchised citizens of Bali and, far away, in the tsunami-ravaged province of Aceh, Sumatra. After 13 years of service and frequent financial challenges, “Ibu” (Mother) Robin and her organization remain indefatigably committed to changing the world, one gentle birth at a time.
The $250,000 award which is CNN’s award for the honor, will help pay for a much-needed new clinic.
Robin Lim has garnered the devotion and support of birth professionals and women all over the world, for good reason. At present, she is embarking on her own teaching career via WisdomBirth.Org (underdevelopment). Robin is, for instance, an outspoken crusader for “not cutting the umbilical cord early”. See an interview with her
Robin is a crusader for women and their right to have births in a healthy way that fits their cultural beliefs. She works around the clock. She loves humanity and gave immense comfort to those who suffered in the tsunami and watched their worlds and loved ones wash away. She gives whatever money she can to help husbands buy their babies out of the hospital which has ransomed them if they don’t have money to pay for the birth. She’s an angel to the people she works with and to us who love her. You’d love her too!