Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines

by Mercy In Action Vineyard, INC
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Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines
Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines

Project Report | May 14, 2024
Prenatal Care for Pregnant Women in Prison

By Vicki Penwell | Executive Director

Marlene and Meddie with Prison Warden
Marlene and Meddie with Prison Warden

One of the ways Mercy In Action changes birth outcomes is by reaching out into the community to find pregnant women who may not be able to come to us to access prenatal care for one reason or another. This includes a jail ministry that we have had for years, on two different islands in the Philippines. In Olongapo, where we are building a new birth center, the prison warden will call us the next day if a pregnant woman is arrested overnight so that we can begin to give care for her and her growing baby and prevent complications. We arrive with free prenatal vitamins as well. Often, it is the first check-up of any kind that she has had during her current pregnancy.

Recently Mercy In Action was featured in a post put out by the Olongapo Jail. Here is what the warden wrote: 


Amidst uncertainties, Ms. Marlene Domalaon and Ms. Meddie Raaging of Mercy in Action, Olongapo City become a beacon of hope for a pregnant Person Deprived of Liberty through the conduct of medical assistance (Pre-Natal Checkup). With compassion and expertise, they also conducted a Doppler Ultrasound, allowing the mother-to-be to hear her baby's heartbeat for the very first time. Overwhelmed with emotion, tears of joy flowed as she realized the miracle growing within her. In this moment of connection, Mercy in Action reaffirms the power of love and care in transforming lives.
The Olongapo District Jail Female Dormitory under the leadership of JSINSP, Acting District Jail Warden, would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the said organization for the unending support to our PDL.

We are proud of our team of midwives who offer respectful and dignified prenatal care in our local jails and prisons so that all pregnant women have access to quality prenatal care and childbirth education, given freely with love.

If you would like to read more about Mercy In Action's activities in the Olongapo prison, including a Mother's Day Women's Empowerment/ Know Your Worth activity , you can follow the stories at  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092192341993 

Thank you for donating to Mercy In Action to help the less fortunate with top-quality and loving maternity care! 

Happy tears hearing the heartbeat for first time!
Happy tears hearing the heartbeat for first time!

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Mercy In Action Vineyard, INC

Location: Boise, ID - USA
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Project Leader:
Vicki Penwell
Boise , ID United States

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