Sunday, April 4, 2010

Donate Maternal Health and Baby Supplies for Midwife's Trip to Haiti

Former Birth Center midwife Cindy Hunter (shown here with Birth Center mom Anna Glazier) departs for Haiti on April 29th. Through Midwives for Haiti, Cindy will support earthquake recovery in one of the poorest and hardest-hit areas of Port-au-Prince. Here is a description of what she will encounter:

 Haiti’s desperate poverty and lack of health care infrastructure strongly influence the childbearing women of Haiti.  These women suffer in pregnancy, die in record numbers in childbirth, and lose their children too often.  Most of their complications are preventable with simple interventions such as malaria and anemia treatment as well as safe care during pregnancy and birth. When the earthquake came, there were 65,000 pregnant women in Haiti.  

Midwives for Haiti is an organization dedicated to educating midwives in Haiti and providing health care teams to help keep these 65,000 women and their babies as safe as possible in Haiti’s difficult situation.

Please join Friends of the Birth Center in supporting Cindy to serve Haiti's women and children. Donate new or like-new items from the list below. Leave your donation at the PeaceHealth Nurse Midwifery Birth Center reception area at 1162 Willamette Street in Eugene by Wednesday April 20, 2010.

To make a tax-deductible donation towards Cindy’s approximately $1500 transportation costs, write a check to “Midwives for Haiti” and send to:

Cindy Hunter
86042 Drummond Drive
Eugene, Oregon 97405

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