Maternal & Infant Health

Strengthening Mothers in El Salvador

Strengthening Mothers in El Salvador

Katie Dunning and Elise Gerard recently taught a childbirth education seminar to expectant mothers in El Salvador. Katie reflects on how, through education on childbirth and her knowledge of God’s word, she was able to address and combat the expectant mothes’ fears surrounding childbirth.

The Last Dai in Badshapur: A Photo Story

The Last Dai in Badshapur: A Photo Story

Rosemary Sherrod, accompanied by photographer Kelly Jobe, had the opportunity to document the story of a village dai (dai is the Hindi word for midwife) in Badshapur, Gurgaon, India. Badshapur is a village nestled behind the towering buildings that have overtaken Gurgaon's skyline over the past two decades.

Weighing In On Prevention

Weighing In On Prevention

Our organization's public health team is employing methods of surveillance by networking with local and international physicians and birth workers to ensure we are ahead of disease trends and reduce occurrence of disease among our workers and those we work with.

Educating the Mothers

Educating the Mothers

Imagine the difference when a woman is informed and educated on her body’s innate ability to give birth, feed her babies, and raise them well. A woman is empowered to have a healthy mindset about birth and mothering so she can enter into the newness of such a season with more faith and less fear. 

God Made Her Free

God Made Her Free

It is a truly a privilege to be a friend to someone in need, especially in birth. It was a gift to serve as Irene's doula. Despite all of the trials that Irene and her family might face in an ironically hostile environment such as the American medical system, she was free on that day that I watched her give birth to her son. 

Scholarship Student Graduates Midwifery School

Scholarship Student Graduates Midwifery School

This week our Filipino friend Jackie Perez graduated from the University of the Visayas with a nursing degree with a concentration in midwifery. Over the past two years, our organization has been able to provide her with a full scholarship to make this educational opportunity possible.