Midwives: Sing the Babies Earthside by Ibu Robin Lim. This article first appeared in Midwifery Today Issue 96, Winter 2010/2011.Illustration by Toni Rakestraw. "It’s 3:33 am at the Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation) birth center in the village of Nyuh Kuning, just south of the Monkey Forest, in Bali, Indonesia. There is a hush in the humid room. The first-time mother, Ayu, laboring in the waterbirth tub, has taken a break."