More About the Author
Robin Lim CPM ...
has been chosen as a CNN Hero for 2011
born 1956 Heritage; Filipino/Chinese mother, German/Irish/Native American father.
Ibu (mother) Robin is a Certified Professional Midwife, with the North American Registry of midwives and Ikatan Bidan Indonesia. Ibu Robin is a teacher of the Billings method of natural family planning and a registered NARM Preceptor. She is a founder and an executive director for Yayasan Ibu Bumi Sehat, (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) a not for profit organization in Indonesia.
Lim splits her time between the Bumi Sehat Birth Center in Bali and the Tsunami Relief Clinic in Samatiga Aceh, Sumatra. www.bumisehatbali.org
Along with capacity building - teaching responsibilities with midwives & receiving babies, Ibu Robin is an author. Her first book; After the Baby's Birth (Celestial Arts/ 10 Speed Press, Berkeley, CA 2001) is a guide for postpartum women. This book is also available in Italian language, Dopo la nascita del bambino, published by URRA-Apogeo of Milano.
Also published by Celestial Arts is Robin's cookbook and nutritional guide, Eating for Two... Recipes for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women. Lim has two published books of poetry, is a contributor to the Tsunami Notebook (Half Angel Press, Bali, Indonesia, 2005), published in 2006 by Half Angel; Obat Asli... the Traditional Healing Herbs of Bali. In 2009 her novel, Butterfly People, was released in September 2009 by Anvil Press in the Philippines. In 2010 Lerner Classroom Books (Country Explorers) will release Lim's book for children, INDONESIA. Most exciting is her forthcoming book, Placenta... the Forgotten Chakra.
In Bahasa Indonesia Ibu Robin's Books and educational materials include: ASI EKSKLUSIF DONG - Breastfeeding Awareness Film.
ASI Eksklusif Dong (Exclusive Breastfeeding Dude - a book for new fathers and their families aimed at giving them the knowledge they need to support breastfeeding).
Ibu Alami (Natural Mother) This book is the mother's manual empowering her along the exact guidelines of the IMBCO.
Anak Alami (Natural Child) a handbook for new parents.
In October 2009 I completed a lecture tour speaking in 21 venues in Italy sponsored by Farmacia Pozzi, La Leche League Italia, Il Melograno Centro Informazione Maternita e Nascita. The theme was L'allattamento nelle emergenze or Breastfeeding in Emergency situations.
In 2006 Lim was given the Alexander Langer International Peace Award www.alexanderlanger.org
In 2009 ibu Robin's daughter, Déjà Bernhardt released her film about the work of Bumi Sehat and the essential importance of gentle birth for a more peaceful planet, "Guerrilla Midwife". You will cry and laugh and celebrate for this is the film midwives and gentle birth families have waited for. Ibu Robin also wrote the script for the award winning short documentary, Tsunami Notebook. www.skwattacamp.com
Robin's support and inspiration is her family, husband Wil, and eight astounding children, ages 33 to 3. Most profound moments of Lim's life were receiving her own granddaughter, Zhouie and grandson, Bodhi into her hands at home. Lim's Filipino Grandmother, Vicenta Munar Lim, was a traditional birth attendant in the Baguio mountain region of Luzon, Philippine Islands. Before during and after WWII she served as a healer and baby catcher for her people. Just as Lim's "Lola" passed her family tradition of hands-on healing down to her, Lim is already training her granddaughter, Zhouie, in the art and passion of midwifery and service to humanity.