Friday, November 16, 2018

From CMMB: Why Is My Baby Gone?


Faith recovering at Mother of Mercy Hospital

When Faith arrived at the Mother of Mercy Hospital in Sudan, she had been in active labor for days and was clearly in distress. She was taken straight to the delivery room. But what should have been a joyous occasion, quickly turned to heartache. The midwife found no fetal heartbeat. Faith’s baby had died. 
Like most of the women in rural Sudan, Faith lives in extreme poverty, in a community without access to healthcare. Her first five children were delivered at home, a simple one-room, thatched roof house, without water or electricity. Her mother was always by her side, as she was when Faith went into labor this time.
Rural housing in Faith's community in Sudan
Unfortunately, when her labor didn’t progress as expected, her mother didn’t know what to do. They realized she needed urgent medical care, but the hospital – the only one in the region – was more than a two-hour drive from her home. It took a long time to organize a vehicle, and by the time she got there, it was too late.
“By the time she arrived to the hospital, it was too late, and there was no chance for her baby. After she delivered, she held her little one in her arms and said goodbye.” Midwife, Mother of Mercy Hospital 
Faith's mother, grieving the loss of her grandchild
For women like Faith, living in remote and impoverished communities, giving life can be one of the most dangerous experiences of their lives and the lives of their babies. But you can change this.
Your gift of $100, $200, $500, or any amount, can save the lives of women and babies by ensuring expectant mothers have access to life-saving healthcare, and emergency transportation when needed.
Thank you for being an instrument of God's compassion for the poor.

With gratitude,

President and CEO
CMMB/Healthier Lives Worldwide

Healthier Lives Worldwide

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