Every few weeks we post a picture like this one. You get a nice aerial shot of bricks, and boards, and rocks and trees. And if you’ve been following along, these photos are exciting!
But for some of you, these photos might leave you wanting more. More information! More progress updates! More answers!
Who will we serve? What services will we offer? When will we start?!
No fear! In just a few days you can hear the answers to these questions and more during a Facebook Live on Saturday, February 10th.
But in the meantime...
If you’re wondering "why a Maternity Center?" here’s the scoop:
Too many women don’t have access to quality maternal care and necessary education during their pregnancies. As a result, life-threatening complications like anemia, infections, and pre-eclampsia go undiagnosed and untreated. This affects not only women and the children they will bring into this world, but entire communities. The health of women affects us all!
Today, thousands of Haitian women die each year as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. And one in 25 infants don't live past the first 30 days of life. We’d like to stop that.
How will we make a difference and when will we start?
The Strong Start Maternity Center will serve women and families in Northern Haiti by offering quality maternal care-- identifying complications before it’s too late-- and providing care and follow-up for mothers and newborns in the critical postpartum window and beyond.
We start on February 26th. Yes, this February. In just 29 days!
We will start by providing prenatal care and education and eventually, we will open the birthing and postpartum unit. As they say in Haiti “piti piti zwazo fè nich li.” Little by little the bird makes it’s nest.” Only time will tell how fast and how far we grow.
Ready for a tour?