Twinning - Midwives For Haiti

Twinning

Our twinning program is an opportunity for healthcare practices or facilities abroad to develop collaborative relationships with one of MFH’s programs in Haiti.  We aim to create a more balanced distribution of resources, technical knowledge and expertise between our projects in Haiti and the global north.

Our goals are friendship, cooperation, and dignity.  Interested international healthcare groups would contribute a recurring monthly donation (tax deductible in the US), lend a hand with the occasional advice/consultation, and agree to spread the news of our work amongst their professional and personal networks.

MFH, in turn is excited to feature our ‘twins’ on our social media, this webpage and in printed literature.  We offer a discount on volunteer fees should anyone from a ‘twin’ organization wish to join us in Haiti, as well as printed and digital materials for use online, in your office, or in presentations to community groups. We also have some great MFH swag to share!

For more information, please email Jane at executive@midwivesforhaiti.org, and she would be delighted to help you find the program closest to your heart.

 

Cobblestone Midwifery

Cobblestone Midwifery is a boutique homebirth midwifery service located in Tennessee, USA.  Cobblestone has long been at the intersection of social justice and reproductive health care in the  Memphis area. As such, they are proud to support our house support staff in Hinche. For more information, please go to https://www.cobblestonemidwifery.com/

Let it Be Birth

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Let it Be Birth was founded in 2008 in Washington State, USA, as an umbrella organization for families to find many types of perinatal support in the Greater Seattle area. Their services include birth and postpartum doulas, childbirth education, massage therapy, infant sleep specialists, and various perinatal professional training programs. They are passionate about compassionate support for all birthing people, and are also twinned with our unsung heroes, the house support staff. Find out more at http://www.letitbebirth.com/

Anidar Midwifery

Anidar Midwifery is an Albuquerque based homebirth midwifery practice founded and run by Claire Bettler, CNM.  Anidar believes passionately that the midwifery model of care should be available to all, and that shared decision making between client and midwife is imperative.  Anidar balances ancient wisdom with modern evidence based care to guide families through pregnancy and birth.  Claire has been a midwife since 2005, and is a former Midwives for Haiti volunteer. To find out more about Anidar Midwifery, please visit https://anidarabq.com/

The Lois Marie Foundation

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The Lois Marie Foundation was formed in 2019 by Certified Nurse Midwife, Jewel Maeda. The Foundation’s purpose is to “support our sister midwives who work in challenging conditions.” The Lois Marie Foundation is proud to twin with the Carrie Wortham Birth Center, with its emphasis on rural reproductive and public health. Jewel is a former Midwives for Haiti volunteer.