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27 Intimate Birth Photos From Haiti

We love seeing the collections of “best birth photos” that make the rounds on the Internet. Seeing confident moms giving birth with supportive care providers are important images for all to witness. It got us thinking, though, about the stark differences in experience that women worldwide have while giving birth.

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New Home Visit Program Launched in Hinche!

After witnessing the success of our home visit program at the rural Carrie Wortham Birth Center, we’ve wanted to do something similar in Hinche. About 200 mothers give birth at the local hospital here each month and although our Postnatal Care Program there has filled a critical gap in care,

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Our Best Of 2016: 7 Unforgettable Stories

                A mother prays over her daughter, who suffered eclamptic seizures- an entirely preventable condition and the leading cause of maternal death in Haiti- and narrowly avoided death at 33 weeks pregnant because of the quick action of Midwives For Haiti graduates at Hospital

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Birth Stories From Rural Haiti

Midwives Michel and Nelta will tell you- babies come when they want to come! Day or night, moms in labor turn up at the rural Carrie Wortham Birth Center seeking the skilled care, loving assurance, and medications the health center offers. Some moms walk for miles in the dark of

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The Hospital: Through the Eyes of a First Time Visitor

  The Hospital. Part One: It’s my second day in Haiti. I already have the wonderful, earthy smells and thick heat of Haiti under my fingernails. I’m also covered in mosquito repellant but haven’t seen a single buzzing pest since arriving from London the previous evening. After lunch, Nadene and

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Why Skilled Birth Attendants Matter

I’ve been working in Haiti for about a decade to reduce maternal and infant mortality by increasing access to skilled maternity care. Skilled attendance is a proven intervention to reduce preventable maternal and newborn deaths. In Haiti, only about 25% of women have access to a skilled attendant during their

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