Changing the way birthing women are cared for is a core aspect of Shanti Uganda. We are committed to providing mothers with a safe and respectful birth experience.

Maternal Health

Located in Nsassi village in the Luwero District of Uganda – the solar powered Shanti Uganda Birth House is a joyful, bustling place, filled with new families and dedicated Ugandan professionals.  Our staff of six midwives, nursing assistant, traditional birth attendant, and onsite laboratory technician provide a full range of perinatal services to our clients, both before and after birth including:

  • Antenatal check ups and health education
  • STI and HIV testing for mothers and their partners
  • Nutritional workshops
  • Prenatal yoga classes
  • Midwife supported birth services and postpartum care
  • Optional doula care during births
  • Access to emergency transport for referrals
  • Postpartum home visits from a Community Health Worker
  • Breastfeeding support and education
  • Well-baby check ups and infant immunizations
  • Family planning education, counseling and delivery
  • Gentle, respectful care throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum

Our care philosophy is

  • Evidence based
  • Mother centered
  • Holistic
  • Respectful and gentle

In a country with almost 6000 maternal deaths per year, Ugandan women face a 1 in 22 risk of dying in childbirth. Thanks to our well trained staff, we have never lost a mother at Shanti. Our birth services run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and women are welcomed like family no matter what. Our serene, home-like setting and peaceful gardens provide a safe and nurturing environment in which to birth.

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estarEstar’s Story

Estar, aged 27, birthed both her children, Simon Peter (2 years) and Donnatus, (9 months), at Shanti and looks back on the experience fondly. “These midwives were so kind,” she recalls. “I miss my visits with them now, so sometimes I come to the Birth House just to say hello, or to take part in an educational workshop. I am always happy to recommend Shanti Uganda to my family and friends.”