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Ibu Robin Lim, CPM


Ibu Robin Lim, C.P.M., is founder of Yayasan Bumi Sehat (the Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) in Indonesia and not-for-profit Wadah Philippines. Her work with mothers, babies, and families globally earned her the CNN “Hero of the Year” award in 2011 and many other honors, including “BirthKeeper of the Year” by the Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) in 2012, and the Alexander Langer Peace Award in 2006 for her humanitarian work in disaster zones. Lim is a published author of 17 books in the United States, Italy, Spain, Russia, France, Indonesia, and the Philippines. She was also the subject of the 2009 film Guerrilla Midwife about the importance of gentle childbirth for a peaceful planet. Lim, a Filippina/Polynesian-American, is inspired by her family: husband Wil, eight children, and six grandchildren, all born into her hands. Visit her online at