Upright Birth Chairs

With funding from the German Embassy, new chairs have been developed to support different birth positions. ‘Lucia’ is an adjustable vertical birth chair that can support various birth positions (half-sitting, squatting, hands and knees). It was made completely in Honduras and comes with a metal bar and adjustable footrests for support. There are now two installed in Hospital Escuela Universitario, and a third is in production. These chairs will offer the moms options during birth and help reduce complications such as tearing.

Press event formally donating the chair to HEU
Intern doctors testing out the chair in HEU

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