Obstructed labor is a direct cause of Bangladesh's high maternal and neonatal mortality rates. In rural areas, over 90% of women give birth at home, at the hands of untrained birth attendants. HOPE aims to give women with high risk pregnancies, safe delivery to save their and their children's lives.
When expectant mothers do not receive antenatal care, high-risk pregnancies – those at risk for obstructed labor, eclampsia, hypertension or other life-threatening pregnancy conditions – go unidentified, and there is no plan for emergency obstetric care. When high-risk women deliver at home without a skilled birth attendant (SBA), they are at risk for post-partum hemorrhage (PPH), sepsis, obstructed labor, and obstetric fistula, all of which can result in the death of the baby or the mother.
We like to share with you the women you directly support with your contributions. Monjura is 20 years old and pregnant with her second child. She had her first child at age 18 and feels she learned a lot from her first pregnancy. “My second pregnancy is a planned one” – Monjura says. This time Mojura is ensuring she is protcting herself and her baby against emergencies and creating plans for herself. She has completed her first ANC already. “Hope Hospital is close to my home and that’s why I am now intelligent enough to understand the necessities of a pregnant mother” says Monjuara smilingly. Her husband is a farmer and both of them are eager to have son this time around. Monjura prefers hospital delivery and accordingly she has registered with HOPE Hospital. Monjura feels safe in a family of supportive members and knows she is under excellent care at HOPE Hospital.
Thank you for supporting women like Monjura and ensuring a healthy pregnancy, delivery and a healthy infant.
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.
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