Dr. Evita Fernandez (FRCOG) is the Managing Director and Senior Consultant Obstetrician at Fernandez Hospital which comprises five units in Hyderabad. Over the years, she has converted the maternity hospital into a highly reputed institution providing full-fledged obs-GYN care to women of all ages. Dr. Evita has participated in many fora focusing on the empowerment of women. In fact, two-thirds of her hospital staff are women who are encouraged to learn and do better. She strongly believes in the need to empower women to make choices, especially with regard to issues surrounding birth. She is presently spearheading PROMISE – the Professional Midwifery Services campaign that is committed to creating a national cadre of professional midwives who are vital in the care and delivery of low-risk pregnant women.