Like many pregnant women living in remote parts of Ethiopia, Genet experienced childbirth at home without a midwife to help her.
After enduring an agonising obstructed labour, Genet’s baby was stillborn. Three days later, leaking urine and faeces uncontrollably, she was told she had sustained a double obstetric fistula injury.
For almost three years, Genet hid in agony and shame.
If a Hamlin Midwife had been present, Genet’s suffering, grief and loneliness could have been prevented.
The past two years was the most difficult time in life. I still feel the pain when thinking about it.Genet
No woman should suffer from preventable childbirth injuries.
Will you donate this Christmas so every mother can deliver her baby safely and fistula injuries are prevented?
With a Hamlin Midwife by her side, a woman and her baby are in safe hands.
This Christmas, together, we can make Catherine’s dream a reality – a midwife in every village of Ethiopia and a safe delivery for every mother.
A Hamlin Midwife like Hareg is the difference between life and death
Last year, Hamlin Midwives safely delivered 18,606 babies and prevented countless fistulas and neonatal deaths. There was not one maternal death in a clinic where a Hamlin Midwife was placed.
Hareg graduated from the Hamlin College of Midwives in October 2023. She enjoyed learning how to care for mothers and their babies and is looking forward to serving women in her community back home. The exceptional training Hareg received has given her the skills and confidence she needs to succeed
Serving the childbearing mothers is not only important for the mother, it is also important for her family, for the society, and for the country at large, because women are the backbone.Hareg Gebrewahad, Hamlin Midwife graduate
Midwifery I believe is the answer – to put a well trained midwife in every village of Ethiopia would soon eradicate obstetric fistula.Dr Catherine Hamlin
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