Building Relationships

by Ashleigh Menzies  Yesterday we held our monthly mountain midwife meeting in Yarucca. Silvia invited two nurses Alma Castillo and Claudia Lozano from the public hospital in La Ceiba, which showed an interest to volunteer with the project. They led a class on measuring fundal height to assess fetal development and improve prenatal care. Among … Continue reading Building Relationships

Semana Mundial del Parto Respectado

For the International Week for Respected Childbirth, We were wearing  and distributing buttons to bring awareness that respectful care towards each woman during her labor and delivery is crucial to her mental and physical well-being.    

Childbirth Education

  by Ashleigh Menzies In the La Ceiba Community Health Center, last month we give quick lessons on anatomy, breathing techniques, and breast feeding while women waite for their prenatal checkups each morning.  It has been nice to run into some of these same women in labor and delivery and witness them using the techniques … Continue reading Childbirth Education

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!

Mosquito Protection for the Women in Postpartum

Today Krista, one of our volunteers, went to the hospital to see the mosquito screen that was put in one of the big windows in the maternity unit.  We were able to find a contractor and arrange for the installation of the new screen. At this public hospital in la Ceiba, women stay with their … Continue reading Mosquito Protection for the Women in Postpartum

Gracias a Christine, Jennifer and Aaron!

by Ashleigh Menzies Dar a Luz would like to extend a thank you to one of our recent volunteers, Christina Loeffler. Christina is our first doula from Germany and a mother of three.  Christina works a very demanding job, but still recognizes the importance of compassionate support for laboring mothers. Because of this passion, she … Continue reading Gracias a Christine, Jennifer and Aaron!

Thanks To Alifera Globetrotter!

by Ashleigh Menzies This month Silvia collaborated with Alifera Globertrotter for the third time.  After spending their first week in a rural hospital in the mountains, an awesome group of 11 nurses joined us in La Ceiba. While in the Hospital Atlantida, Silvia gave a brief presentation about the advantages of placing the IVs of … Continue reading Thanks To Alifera Globetrotter!

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