Dr Prakasamma is the Founder and Executive Director of ANSWERS (Academy for Nursing Studies and Women's Empowerment Research Studies). She was previously a Professor and Head of the Department of Reproductive Health Studies at the Indian Institute of Health and Family Welfare. Dr Praksamma is known for spearheading the normal birth campaign in India. She has been advocating for women’s rights to safe birthing for over 25 years. She launched the society of midwives to sensitize and advocate for the introduction of midwifery as a profession in India.