The maternity home in Machar Colony will cater to women in the area by providing them with a clean and safe environment where they are able to give birth in a medically conducive environment. With the majority of the women giving birth at home, it has been noticed that in a lot of cases either the mother or the child face issues during and after birth leading to a higher infant mortality rate.
Women in the community prefer giving birth at home through traditional birth attendants. Traditional birth attendants or Dais though with years of experience are not medically sound to diagnose high risk pregnancies before the woman goes into labor and are then rushed to the nearest hospital. Due to a lack of transportation and no proper road infrastructure, going to the hospital during emergencies becomes a task and causes delay.
Through the maternity home Imkaan aims to: a. To reduce the incidence of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in the area. b. Facilitate communities to access quality skilled maternity care. c. To provide post natal and antenatal support to women of Machar Colony. d. To provide a clean and favorable environment for delivery. e. Create awareness regarding nutritional needs of the mother after delivery and child after birth. f.Create awareness regarding family planning and its importance
Our maternity home will allow women to consult with lady health workers who can guide them regarding safety measures and nutrition throughout their pregnancy. Monthly ultrasounds will help them track the progress of their child and will allow the diagnosis of high risk pregnancies at an early stage. Consultations with gynecologist and with the lady health workers will also initiate a process of learning and awareness regarding their own health issues and those of the family.