Did you know that in some of the most remote places in this world, women in labor are experiencing some of the most unimaginable physical abuse from the hands of many traditional midwives? For those of you who know my story, this was the cause of my mother’s death after giving birth to me.
A young and healthy mother to be, who was able to walk to the local Maternity Center to give birth was so physically abused by the midwives that she and her baby both died. I’ll spare you of some of the horror stories.
During one of the most traumatic and vulnerable times in a woman’s life, she deserves to give birth in dignity and alongside compassionate and trained midwives. By building birthing centers or maternity centers, we have a facility where women can bring their babies into this world and also hear the gospel as they are cared for with dignity.