| Oct 6, 2023
Known By Their Love
A loving midwife discharging a new family
Thank you for your ongoing support of the birth centers in the Philippines. The Filipina midwives who work at these birth centers are clinically excellent providers of maternity care, and one distinctive of the care Mercy-supported midwives provide is LOVE. Our birth centers have better outcomes than other birth settings in the Philippines but it is usually our reputation of kindness that draws new clients into our care. One of our midwives recently shared this story:
We had a client pregnant with her third baby and this was her first pregnancy receiving care from us. She had heard positive reports about the care her neighbors had received from us so she decided to give our care a try herself. She came in labor and progressed to be ready to push in just about 4 hours and then felt like she couldn’t push. Based on her previous hospital experiences she expected that we would scold her and threaten her and she was surprised by our kind encouragement and help in pushing effectively. She gave birth normally and was so thankful and amazed at how we treated her respectfully and empowered her to give birth to her healthy baby boy.
This is one of many stories that could be shared about the way Mercy-supported midwives treat people, which is in sharp contrast to the mistreatment families often receive in local hospitals. Mercy-supported midwives view their vocation as more than just a job and are genuinely devoted to the families in their care. Each prenatal and postpartum visit is an opportunity to demonstrate love and compassion through the provision of holistic midwifery care. Midwives notice when a family needs extra help and connect families with resources. Mercy-supported birth centers have a reputation for this as one of our midwives recently shared with us:
“Hearing good gossips from the patient on the experiences they had in CMC, it makes me proud of my self for the tender love and care that they appreciated and will forever treasure in her hearts when they see their babies grow up they will remember CMC and staff always.”
Your faithful gifts make this possible. Every donation received goes right into supporting these midwives and birth centers so that they are able to provide loving, excellent midwifery care.
Grateful for your partnership,
Jenny Fox, for the Mercy in Action Team
Mercy midwives adoring a new baby