Robin Lim CPM

Robin Lim

Robin Lim Filipina~American~Micronesian grandmother midwife, Doula, and founder of Bumi Sehat NGO which maintains clinics in Indonesia and the Philippines.

I am blessed to kneel at the feet of birthing women, the StarGate between Earth and the Land of Souls.  Every 11 seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies somewhere on Earth. 800 mothers and 7,000 babies die each day. Most of these lives are lost due to preventable or treatable causes. Solutions include; humanizing protocols and practices for birth and postpartum care, eradicating disparities in food security and making skilled midwives and trained doulas available to every MotherBaby.

Honors: 2006 Alexander Langer Foundation, 2011 CNN Hero of the Year. 2012 APPPAH BirthKeeper award, Ashoka Fellow.
Books: After the Baby’s Birth, Wellness for Mothers, Ecology of Gentle Birth, Awakening Birth, Eating for Two… Recipes for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women, Placenta the Forgotten Chakra, Eat Pray Doula, The Geometry of Splitting Souls, Natural Family Planning Workbook, Butterfly People, 6 health booklets in Bahasa Indonesia.

Lim’s passion is culturally safety, respect, and Human Rights in Childbirth, and healthcare as a human right. My circle of support has been the astonishing Bumi Sehat team, plus my husband, Wil, and eight amazing grown and growing children (ages 46 to 16), I have six grandchildren, born gently into my hands.