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

Thanks to Stephanie and Kristi!

  by Ashleigh Menzies Dar a Luz would like to say thank you to  Stephanie White from the United States and Kristi Macaulay  from Canada.  Both of these lovely doulas volunteered at the hostpial in La Ceiba supporting women in labor. Jennifer volunteered with  us from January to March, and while she was here, she … Continue reading Thanks to Stephanie and Kristi!

A huge THANK YOU to GynZone!

by Ashleigh Menzies Dar a Luz would to extend a huge thank you to GynZone for their donation of educational materials to our organization!  GynZone is a company based in Denmark that produces learning modules regarding the diagnosis and repair of perineal lacerations after birth.  GynZone is lead by a team that includes gynecologists, a … Continue reading A huge THANK YOU to GynZone!

Installing and donating Curtains for more privacy, Hospital Tela

Installing curtain rails and donating curtains to the birth ward of the public hospital of Tela. With Christine, Jennifer, Aaron and Alberto- an amazing volunteer group. While there Christinne and Jennifer has been able to support a women, Maria Elena, in labor and get her to use the birth ball, which aswell has been donated … Continue reading Installing and donating Curtains for more privacy, Hospital Tela

First 5 DAY MIDWIFE SEMINAR IN SAN IGNACIO

 by Kristi Macaulay San Ignacio is a 3 hour drive from the closest hospital and for those who live in the surrounding towns the distance can be upwards of six hours.  In 2012 Amanda Rizik, a former volunteer with Dar a Luz, visited the remote area of San Ignacio to explore for the first time … Continue reading First 5 DAY MIDWIFE SEMINAR IN SAN IGNACIO

Midwife Support. Thanks to Rhonda Lee Grantham!

by Kristi Macaulay A warm thank you goes out to Rhonda Lee Grantham. Rhonda is an experienced homebirth and hospital midwife and doula in Olympia, Washington. (Wild Rose Midwifery). Having a lot of international experience, she deeply understands the role of a doula and midwife in a country like Honduras. During her stay in Honduras, … Continue reading Midwife Support. Thanks to Rhonda Lee Grantham!

Donations from Canada. Thank you Carmen!

by Kristi Macaulay Dar a Luz would like to extend a big thank you to Carmen Wiebe. During her stay in Honduras, Carmen volunteered in two different hospitals supporting women in labour and delivery.  She also kindly helped with public relations and administration. Her assistance also extend prior to her stay in Honduras with the … Continue reading Donations from Canada. Thank you Carmen!