by Mary Evans In November/December of 2015, I had the opportunity to work as a volunteer doula for Dar a Luz Honduras in three public hospitals in three different cities. In each labour and delivery department, I was welcomed by the staff and was able to participate in all aspects of labour, birth and immediate … Continue reading Providing valuable education and resourses
by Angela Chromik Dar a Luz recently introduced a Peanut Ball to the staff and birthing mothers at the Atlantida Hospital in La Ceiba. Nicknamed the “cacahuete” (which is peanut in spanish), the common birth tool brought curiosity and smiles to the staff. The peanut ball is especially helpful within the hospital at La Ceiba. The … Continue reading Hospital Atlantida Gets a Peanut Ball
Another huge thank you to our generous donors and volunteers for all your support and donations in 2014! Because of you we can provide essential services and resources!
In December 2014 we were able to deliver gifts of baby clothes to women in the maternity wards of the hospitals in Tegucigalpa, La Ceiba, and Santa Rosa de Copan. It was especially nice this year to have gifts for the nurses as well!
by Zoe Paterson Just before Christmas this year we organized a doula workshop for nurses of the maternity ward of San Felipe Hospital in the capital, Tegucigalpa. This doula workshop was specifically designed by Dar a Luz for nurses working in Honduran hospitals. A huge thank you to our wonderful friend Anna who taught the … Continue reading Doula Workshop for Nurses
by Suzanne Elkind 12/27/14 Today we took the ninety pairs of shoes I collected from the Cambridge Montessori School to different Honduran children. The first kids were a single mother and her four kids. The mother has a mental disability and is unable to work. The neighbors say she is crazy but Catalina, the household helper … Continue reading Delivering Shoes
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
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
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