Activities of the last three months

The last three months has been full of activities. Besides the continuing doula/labor support provided by us to the women in public hospitals, there has been seminars  and workshops. We could reach to drop down the episiotomy rate in one of the hospitals from 80% to almost 20%, and we could almost stop, in collaboration … Continue reading Activities of the last three months

Our One to One Midiwife Training in the Mountains

The rainy season is coming soon. In the mountains close to la Ceiba, there are a lot of small communities, which often will be cut off from the next hospital during the rainy season, as the rivers can raise so high and, as there is no bridge, there is no way to cross it.     … Continue reading Our One to One Midiwife Training in the Mountains

El Parto Respetado/ Respected Birth

Last month we were also able to start and support a Respecting Birth Campaign in the public hospital of La Ceiba: the influence  of the enviroment during childbirth, avoid episitomies, stop kristeller (fundul pressure) and YES to protect the perineum! Many key members of staff of the hospital attended the presentation this morning given Silvia … Continue reading El Parto Respetado/ Respected Birth

Moskito Protection for Women and Newborn Babies

Last month we also have been able to put moskito protection on all the windows in the postpartum ward at the hospital Atlantida! Now all the women and their newborn babies will be protected from dangerous moskito bytes. A big thanks goes out to Christianna, which organized a donation to make this happen, and to … Continue reading Moskito Protection for Women and Newborn Babies

RCP Neonatal Workshop

by Emily Houseman Last month we have been able to provide a RCP neonatal presentation and workshop to some of the intern doctors at the hospital of La Ceiba. We were really grateful for this opportunity to get everyone up to date and practicing their skills. The interns got to work on the special "Neonathalie"baby, … Continue reading RCP Neonatal Workshop

Donated Fetoscopes

At the moment we have three regular rural midwife groups that we are working with. One aim, besides many others, is to improve prenatal care and teach our rural midwives to recognize problems. For this reason we gave them "heart beat counters", ..... . At the moment, the midwives try to detect the babies’ heartbeats … Continue reading Donated Fetoscopes

The Room Divider

In one of the pictures above you can see how women have to give birth in one of the puplic hospitals in their labor and delivery unit. The birth chairs you can see are called "burras" - donkeys. Women don’t have a protected, private space to give birth, and there are often three women in … Continue reading The Room Divider