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

Compassion and Respect

by Virginia Mccabe I have been working as a doula/ birth companion for the birthing mothers. My responsibilities are to comfort and support the women throughout their labor. The job is very rewarding! The women are not allowed to have family members in the labor ward so having someone to talk to, hold their hand … Continue reading Compassion and Respect

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

Thanks to Emily and Christianna!

Out of my heart a big thanks to you Christianna and Emliy! You came both at the same time! You did an amazing job!  It has been amazing to have you here! And I am looking forward to see you again! Thank you for supporting so many women in the hospital for participating in the … Continue reading Thanks to Emily and Christianna!

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

Lots of Babies

by Emily Housman Being in Honduras is a wonderful thing to do. There’s loads of fresh fruit, smiling la Ceiba faces, happy honking taxis, gorgeous islands and stunning mountains that look awesome when the clouds at the top light up with the golden light. There are also many people without much money, random power-cuts, plastic bags … Continue reading Lots of Babies