One of the most effective ways to make sure children are born and grow up healthy is to take care of the mom. Almost 70% of our consults are with female patients, and more than half of them are of child-bearing age. Women in the region frequently suffer from chronic anemia from poor nutrition and multiple pregnancies, they almost never receive pre-natal ultrasounds, and almost all births occur in very remote circumstances with no possibility of advanced care in case of emergencies- which DO occur.
Your gift provides prenatal vitamins and assessments for preventive care. Working with the community midwives (parteras,) we carry portable ultrasounds to offer prenatal scanning. With more advanced needs, we help coordinate and pay for transportation, appointments, procedures, and labs for our pregnant patients, and we are on-call to help address emergency care. Post-partum, we provide well-checks on mother and baby, and offer breastfeeding support to ensure a healthy start for mother and baby.
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