Dear HOPE Supporter,
The numbers don't lie: we are saving more women's lives than ever before. From the start of this year until now, we have provided 31 cesarean sections, In a population whee over 90% of women have birth at home, one can only imagine how little women come for emergency obstetric care, as the distance is too great and the decision at home is made too late for her life to be saved. This indicates that more women are being educated on healthy pregnancy and delivery by our staff, and more women are receiving antenatal care. During their antenatal care visits are they informed whether they are having a high-risk pregnancy. Mothers are being informed and having the ability, for the first time, to make an informed decision regarding their health, and the health of their baby. Rural mothers are planning their births and taking precautions when necessary to ensure their safety. We have never seen so many women seeking this care at our hospital before, and that is how we know progress is being made.
Thank you for your support in ensuring these rural mothers have access to care and information. Because of you we are truly empowering these women while facilitating healthy families.
Thank you for your support in providing safe delivery for rural mothers in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. We are excited to announce that due to a successful project whereby we were able to increase the amount of pregnant mothers who receive antenatal care and those who chose a skilled attendant for her delivery, we opened a HOPE Maternity Care Corner. This Maternity Care Corner is open 24 hours a day with two employees staffing this, providing: pregnant women enrollment, counseling on dos and don'ts of pregnancy and postpartum period, providing supplementation, ANC visit scheduling and calling patients for follow-up and visit reminders. All of these activities, particularly receiving proper education on safe delivery and care for themselves and their newborns, all encourage the utilization of a trained medical professional for delivery. Particularly, if the expectant mother receives an ultrasound during her antenatal care checks and it denotes that she is bearing a high-risk pregnancy, the mother is much more likely to make the critical decision to receive the care she needs in a medical facility. For those mothers who cannot afford the care she requires for a safe delivery, we turn to supporters like you who give her and her baby a fighting chance.
Thank you for your continued support.
Thank you for your continued support of providing safe delivery for rural mothers in Cox's Bazar. We have begun registering hundreds of women who are in need of safe pregnancy education and safe delivery. Antenatal counseling has started, and our nurses feel they are making great strides with these women who otherwise are unaware of the need for antenatal care. In addition, during the group counseling meetings prenatal vitamins are distributed to the mothers in need. As the mothers' data is recorded thoroughly, our nurses make phone calls to the mothers to remind them of appointments and critical instructions they need to follow in order to ensure the safety of themselves and their babies. HOPE could not be more excited to know hundreds of women are receiving the pregnancy care they need in a region where maternal health is severely lacking.
Thank you for your support and we will continue to send updates on the project and the participants more exclusively.
It is with great delight that I inform you that we have combined this wonderful prject of providing safe delivert to rural mothers with another project of ours; providing antenatal care in the home of 500 mothers. Our reasoning for combining these two projects is simple: 7% of women in our area experience high-risk pregnancy. Our project afording us to provide antenatal care to 500 mothers does not have in its budget a cost for mothers who desperately need to give birth in a hospital setting or to receive a cesarean section. HOPE staf and doctors are not comfortable in notifying our patients they are high risk and not providing a solution; this is where this Global Giving project comes into play! We want to ensure another mother and child does not die during delivery under our watch.
Please help us continue providing an essential service to these families; in providing safe delivery you are not saving one life, but two.
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