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Jeri Gunderson

Jeri is the Birthing Home Founder and Coordinator of Shiprah Birthing Home in Manila, Philippines.

In Jeri's own words, "There are three words that define Shiphrah Birthing Home: welcome, organic, justice. The birthing home is named after the courageous Biblical midwife of the Moses story who chose to defy Pharoah’s order to kill the boy babies at birth. She stood between the power of the state that would kill and the lives of children born to Hebrew slaves. We stand on her shoulders. From our inadvertent beginnings in 1991 to today, our passion has been to welcome with joy every woman and her family who crosses our threshold. We are gentle birth midwife-driven, intentional toward the marginalized mothers who live in the many impoverished communities around us.


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