Who Are We?

We are Healthy Mother, Experts in Natural Birth

We are India’s most valued PREMIUM BIRTH CENTER run by INDEPENDENT MIDWIVES who are experts in Natural Birth and Women’s Health. Healthy Mother is India’s most valued source of evidence based, personalized and trusted support to thousands of women who need help in Preconception, Pregnancy, Natural Childbirth, Lactation, Post Natal and General Women’s Health.

We are pioneers in creating INDEPENDENT MIDWIFE-led care for women in India as a better alternative to hospital-centric maternal and infant care. We are bringing back to mothers the respect and right to choose how they would give birth to their baby in a safe, protected, loving and empowering environment.

We have pioneered the practice of Collaborative Care, where mothers and babies receive the best of evidence-based Scientific Midwifery care, backed by Obstetric care where medically appropriate. We operate The Sanctum, India’s most sought after Natural Birth Center is founded by Dr. Vijaya Krishnan, the most well known and experienced Independent Midwife in India. The Sanctum is run by expert midwives who are experts in normal birth and is equipped with in house 24×7 emergency care facility including Operation Theater, NICU etc.


Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm

+91 72071 68666


Dr. Vijaya Krishnan, CPM, DPT, LCCE, FACCE
Dr. Vijaya Krishnan, CPM, DPT, LCCE, FACCECo-Founder and Director
Dr. Vijaya Krishnan is a Co-Founder of Healthy Mother and the only Indian Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). She is an expert in Natural Birth that follows the Midwifery Model of Care. She is also the top Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator in India, and is the foremost Lamaze Teacher Trainer in Asia.
Learn more
Healthy Mother co-founder Krishnan Sakotai is an entrepreneur at heart and has cut his teeth in multiple domains and responsibilities. From marketing technical engineering workstations for OMC computers (predecessor company of Cyient), to being part of the startup team at WIPRO’s Technical Systems Division, Krishnan went on to develop complex Risk Management software for banks and investment firms in the USA. During his 15 year stay in the Boston area, Krishnan worked at world renowned investment firms like Mellon Asset Management, Putnam Investments and Wellington Management.

Krishnan specializes in Quantitative Investment management, that uses math and statistical models to do portfolio construction, management, risk mangement, trading and atrribution.

After returning to India Krishnan founded and headed the Research & Analytics business of Karvy Consultants, in Hyderabad. In 2008, he found a new calling in supporting his wife Dr. Vijaya’s passion to bring about positive change in maternal care in India, by co-founding Healthy Mother, and subsequently setting up of The Sanctum, India’s most sought after Premium Birth Center.

Krishnan is currently focused on his latest venture, Successbridge Career Services, a Data Analytics company that provides specialized, career transformation skills training to new graduates and mid level executives in Data Sciences and Analytics in Investment, Insurance, Retail, Banking, Telecom industries.

Learn more


Our Advisory Board comprises three world renowned experts and advocates of holistic best practices in maternal, fetal and newborn care – Dianne Garland, Robbie Davis-Floyd and Debra Pascali-Bonero, who provide valuable guidance and mentoring to senior management in implementation of its strategic vision and its goal of positively impacting the lives of expecting mothers, new mothers and babies. Each member of the Board of Advisors is respected globally, is much sought after for their experience and wisdom and for their deep commitment towards bringing about positive change in birth practices across the world.