Compassionate Maternity Care

by Amy Nguyen  Being able to work as a doula with Dar a Luz Honduras has been an incredibly rewarding and eye-opening experience. I have been working at one of the hospitals for the past three days and already have seen how modeling compassionate and respectful care has had a large impact on the maternity … Continue reading Compassionate Maternity Care

Providing valuable education and resourses

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

Hospital Atlantida Gets a Peanut Ball

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

Childbirth Education

by Cassandra West Fellow volunteer Zoe and myself have been running Dar a Luz birth education workshops for pregnant women in Santa Rosa. There were 30 women at the first workshop we did. In order to help break the ice and foster a warm atmosphere we started with a raffle where people won prizes of … Continue reading Childbirth Education

Gifts for Mothers and Nurses

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!

Doula Workshop for Nurses

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

Rural Birth Work

by Griet Vandamme My name is Griet, a midwife from Belgium who spent 7 weeks working for Dar a Luz in Honduras. I contacted Silvia whilst volunteering in another project in Guatemala. Within a month everything was arranged and I stepped out of the bus in La Ceiba, my first stop. I am very grateful … Continue reading Rural Birth Work

La Moskitia- Rural Birth Work

by Griet Vandamme My name is Griet, a midwife from Belgium who spent 7 weeks working for Dar a Luz in Honduras. I contacted Silvia whilst volunteering in another project in Guatemala. Within a month everything was arranged and I stepped out of the bus in La Ceiba, my first stop. I am very grateful … Continue reading La Moskitia- Rural Birth Work

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