Experts and activists on birth related subjects took part in the celebrations of International Day for Midwife at LV Prasad Films Lab at Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Organised by The Sanctum it was attended by well over 200 people, midwife professionals, doctors, mothers, mothers to be etc. These included: Subarna Ghosh, an activist campaigning to make hospitals publicly declare their caesarean numbers; Dr M Prakasamma, Founder, Society of Midwives, India (SOMI a national professional organisation with 10,000 members) and Ruth Malik, an Australian living in India Founder, Birth India, a non-profit body, she is adoula and hypnobrithing practitioner; Dr Viajaya Krishnan, certified professional midwife (CPM), a leading official Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator in India and Founder, The Sanctum, Natural Birth Center and Dr Jayanthi; DrArchana from Apollo Hospitals. They also participated in the panel discussion organised to mark the occasion—International Day for Midwife. The panel discussion was moderated by C Vanaja.