Caring Services

Stand by Mums

RomaniaSINCE 22/05/2013

To support motherhood in Romania, Stand by Mums develops a network of Perinatal Educators so as to enable young parents and pregnant women to make educated choices about nutritional and perinatal care for both their babies and themselves.

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Compared to other European countries, Romania is suffering from a lack of doctors and has poor healthcare indicators. There are almost no specialized ‘birth assistants’ and it is becoming difficult for women to obtain information about pregnancy, birth and baby nutrition. Nutricia wishes to support mothers and build awareness among mothers and professionals of a baby’s specific needs during the first 1,000 days of his life (from conception to toddlerhood). With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Early Life Nutrition Romania, White Cross and Red Cross Romania co- created the Stand by Mums association, a network of perinatal educators trained to educate and support mums & parents-to-be in relation to nutrition and perinatal care for their babies and themselves. The project develops the perinatal educator profession through medical and entrepreneurship training, and assists these educators in building up their independent professional activity within this association.

Nutricia Romania is raising awareness among healthcare professionals and young parents around the specific needs of a baby during its first 1,000 days. These actions contribute to improved health and quality of life for pregnant women, mothers and their babies.

The project is now independent and has been handed over in 2017. 

€ 1.3 M

in funding


Nurses trained on perinatal education


Mothers and young parents supported


Humans of ecosystem

Gavrila Izabel Gavrila

Perinatal educator

Women's Empowerment

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