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5 things I learned over 5 years at Midwives For Haiti

(Title photo: Summer Aronson works with a translator to interview a traditional birth attendant in Haiti. Photo by Cheryl Hanna-Truscott) 1. The work is excellent. What consistently sets Midwives For Haiti apart is their approach. Unlike one-off medical missions common in developing countries, MFH trains Haitian skilled birth attendants to

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“The Real Haiti” – A Volunteer Spends 2 Weeks At Our Rural Birth Center

  “You are going to see the real Haiti”, they told me. So here I am in Cabestor. Beautiful, lush, green farmland. Trees. Friendly people. Super sweet kids. Farm animals everywhere. Motos. Kompa music and Creole voices calling out, laughing, singing. Roosters crowing. I think this will be an amazing

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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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