The Foundation’s (Alternatal) mission is to empower, prepare and protect mothers and families by helping them select and secure the most suitable and safest conditions for birthing. To do this Alternatal focus on both the personal factors and the material ones, including the mother’s health status, and wishes. They also use the best of their scientific knowledge to support the most important event in human life of bringing children into the world.
The Foundation’s funds are used to realise the World Health Organisation (WHO) birth recommendations which have been in effect since 1985.
Alternatal, plays an active role in developing the syllabus for a doctors’ specialist training course about undisturbed birth. The Foundation also conducts the training programme for the training and further training of midwives. And it participates in the re-creation of the institution of independent midwifery.