Provide SAFE Delivery for Rural Mothers

by HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh
Provide SAFE Delivery for Rural Mothers
Taslima - a new mom with her baby boy
Taslima - a new mom with her baby boy

Taslima is 19 years old and has successfully given birth to her first baby boy.  “It is an indescribable experience,” Taslima says.  The pregnancy was planned and Taslima is now receiving antenatal care services as a registered patient of HOPE Hospital.  She is eager to provide great care for her baby and is following the advice given by her doctors.

Taslima was looked after by Ayesha, a young midwife working at HOPE Hospital who conducted the delivery. . Fortunately, the delivery went smoothly and without any complications.   

After the delivery, Ayesha said, “conducting delivery is a strenuous and stressful job, but the birth of a healthy baby and a mother with no postpartum complications helps me to forget everything, and it fills me with joy and pride. I am happy that I am involved with a noble profession.”  

Ayesha found Taslima a bit worried in the delivery room and she tried her best to make her feel at ease. She assured her patient that there was nothing to worry about since she did not notice any signs that could lead to a complication. "This helped to keep her mind at ease",  Ayesha told us.

 “Like everyone in my family, I am so happy to have had a safe delivery.  This  might not have been possible without the sincere and timely services provided at HOPE Hospital. I am thankful to HOPE and will feel privileged to work as a volunteer of Hope,” Taslima says.

Without your support, expecting mothers like Taslima would not have been able to give birth in a safe environment with the ability to address any complications.  Your generosity has ensured that women like her are able to receive quality healthcare by qualified midwives like Ayesha, who are passionate about safe delivery.

Being able to guide an expecting mother through the entire process of her pregnancy and delivery and knowing how competent our health care workers are, remind us of how meaningful our work is.  We are truly grateful that you have been able to help us along the way and be part of the team.  Thank you for making our work possible.  

Ayesha, a confident and skilled midwife
Ayesha, a confident and skilled midwife

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Rojina Receives Her 1st Antenatal Care Visit
Rojina Receives Her 1st Antenatal Care Visit

Dear HOPE Supporter,

It is with great happiness that I share with you that a total of 990 women have been provided ANC and ensured safe delivery! This is an incredible feat in just a mere few months. These women are not only receiving comprehensive antenatal care but are receiving extensive education on safe pregnancy delivery, nutrition for the mothers and care for the newborn. This type of care doesn't just serve 990 women but it serves her newborns and the children she has in the future. No longer will she go wtihout antenatal care and be unaware of potential complications and without nutrients; no longer will she give birth at home without a skilled attendant. No longer will she wait just two days too long to bring her newborn in who is suffering from fever. These women are equipped with the knowledge they need to take care of themselves and their families, which we think is truly beautiful. Thank you for caring about these women and their children.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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This mother will show others how the kit works
This mother will show others how the kit works

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Recently, HOPE was fortunate enough to have donated clean birth kits, which are essential for a safe and sanitary birth for both the mother and child. These kits are particularly helpful in settings where there is no skilled attendant present, but are also useful in remote, rural hospitals such as HOPE Hospital. Here at HOPE, we are aware that many mothers will not come to the hospital for delivery or have a skilled professional in attendance at their birth. This is unfortunate, however we are realistic and know that many mothers are still delivering at home. That being said, we are asking mothers who are delivering at our hospital to help us spread the message. We are using the clean birth kits at the hospital during deliveries so the mother can see the benefits of the kits, and then asking the mother to take a kit back to her community to show other mothers how it is used. We want mothers to demand for themselves a cleaner/safer birth. Word of mouth from women who delivered with the kit is the best way we know how to send the message to them. Thank you for your support in helping us provide safe delivery.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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An Educated Mother and her Newborn
An Educated Mother and her Newborn

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Thank you for your continued support of our work. I wanted to share with you a special story. Just last week I was visiting our projects and speaking to members in the community. The woman pictured here proudly came out of her home to let me know that she received an emergency cesarean section for her baby that she was holding. When I spoke with the translator as to how she knew she should go to the hospital, she informed me that HOPE's field workers had spoken to her about the importance of taking action during prolonged labor. She then sought care and her and her baby are doing great today. This story demonstrates to us that women just need the knowledge that is so critical to their and their baby's lives, and if they have the knowledge, they will do what is necessary. There is nothing more beautiful than a mother who is boastful that she knew what action to take during her labor, that would save her and her child's life and prevent morbidities such as obstetric fistula. Thank you for supporting such a life-saving project.

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

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Rojina Receiving ANC
Rojina Receiving ANC

Dear HOPE Supporter,

 

Thank you for your continued support of providing women in need with safe pregnancy and delivery care. I wanted to introduce to you Rojina, who is having her third baby but receiving antenatal care for the first time:

Rojina Akhter is twenty-five years old and expecting her third baby. She has not received antenatal care services for her past two pregnancies as she and her husband feared the cost.Friends and family told her they did not know the need for the services and she would be fine without them. She became aware of the services HOPE is providing to pregnant women through a friend who is also enrolled in the program and fortunately, lives in close proximity to the hospital and is able to travel with minimal obstacles. Thus far the doctor has expressed to her the importance of antenatal care, her birth options, and the schedule for her visits to HOPE Hospital. She feels educated on her pregnancy and is now able to make informed decisions regarding her and her baby's health.

Thank you for your support and making our work possible.

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

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