Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines

by Mercy In Action Vineyard, INC
Jul 21, 2014

A safe place in the storm

Listening to the baby
Listening to the baby's heart

The Philippines is no stranger to strong winds and rain. Last November brought the largest Typhoon to ever hit landfall and Mercy In Action responded to the disaster with emergency medical and maternity tents to provide care in the areas hardest hit. Although we have not experienced a typhoon of that magnitude since, we still continue to experience typhoons and storms that are strong enough to wash away roads and homes. This poses a particularly dangerous situation for childbearing women who are most vulnerable if they go into labor during the peak of a storm. Therefore, it is no surprise that our clinic has been unusually busy this last week as Typhoon Henry (Matmo) approached, uprooting trees and flooding roads. Many expectant mothers came to our clinic seeking refuge before either their labor or the storm became too intense. And because our clinic stands, with a strong foundation and many beds, those women were able to receive kind and capable care while the rains came down outside.


It is because of the kind donations of strangers that our clinic is able to be that safe place in the storm. Mercy In Action and the families we serve thank you for your support


Mother and baby resting after delivery
Mother and baby resting after delivery
Mother and baby ready to go home
Mother and baby ready to go home

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Mercy In Action Vineyard, INC

Location: Paso Robles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Vicki Penwell
Paso Robles, CA United States

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