The new Bumi Sehat clinic in Nyuh Kuning, Ubud officially opens today. It has been more than 20 years since midwife Robin Lim set up her Bumi Sehat foundation. This year one of the first babies that she helped into this world, Xenia Blair, daughter of late cinematographer Lorne Blair, returned for a short stint in Bali to do her internship as a photographer with Rio Helmi. Here she presents part of her main photo project in Bali.
all photos ©Xenia Blair
Gunter, front row, born 2006, hangs out with his buddies at the Yoga Mart in Nyuh Kuning.
Hanisa, born 2009, buys an ice cream from a mobile vendor. Her older brother died in a hospital before she was born due to allergy to medication.
Putu Radit left, born 2006 by waterbirth, with a friend during a ceremony in Nyuh Kuning.
Rimba, the daughter of Robin Lim’s step-daughter Lakota, born earlier this year by a home water birth.
Boys in Nyuh Kuning play together, quite happily improvising with simple things like a bamboo pole.