This physician and doula describe birth patterns in Turkey and the success of their “Birth with no Regret” team in improving the standard of care.
Hakan Çoker, MD, has worked in childbirth education and mother-friendly hospitals since 2007. In 2010 he founded Istanbul Birth Academy (Istanbul Doğum Akademisi) with birth psychologist Neşe Karabekir. In the academy he educates couples and professionals for a natural, respectful and humanistic birth. He has educated nearly 1500 couples and 350 professionals (obstetricians, midwives, nurses, academic teachers, doulas, psychologists, yoga trainers) in his courses. Dr. Çoker is an Ob/Gyn, Hypnobirthing licensed practitioner, Active Birth trainer, childbirth educator, doula mentor, and writer and editor of four books.