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  • Miracle
    Miracle was born prematurely. Her mother suffered eclamptic seizures, and though she survived, she had a long slow recover and remained permanently impaired. Miracle was enrolled in March 2018 (see the full story and earlier picture) and with support from our nurses and the loving care of her family, she has thrived. The post Miracle […]
  • Triplets
    Joyful Motherhood’s nurses have been following this beautiful mother and her triplets since their birth. She has three other children and thanks to the support of JM her babies are thriving. The post Triplets appeared first on African Mothers Health Initiative.
  • Regina
    Regina was the fourth child in her family. Everything went well with the pregnancy and the delivery. Mother and baby left the hospital 24hours after delivery. Eight days later Regina’s mother, Alefa, started complaining of chest pain and she was taken to the hospital. Before clinicians had settled on a diagnosis, Alefa’s condition deteriorated and […]
  • Trust
    Look at this gorgeous little man. Trust was orphaned just after birth and is being raised by both his maternal and paternal grandmothers. He is clearly thriving with their love and the continued support of Joyful Motherhood. Trust is now 17 months old. The post Trust appeared first on African Mothers Health Initiative.
  • Andrew
    This is Andrew on his grandfather’s back. Andrew was born in April 2018, his mother delivered him by c-section. Following the surgery, Andrew’s mother developed a severe infection which led to the surgical removal of her uterus in a desperate attempt to save her life. Tragically, the infection continued to rage and ultimately claimed her […]
  • Shalom
    Shalom (Peace) was born on February 2 this year at home in Mozambique (just across the border from Malawi). She was her mother’s fifth child. Her mother had had four normal births without complication but after Shalom was born the placenta, which usually follows within minutes was retained. (The longer the placenta stays inside after […]
  • Visiting Malawi
    One of our board members, Dehlia Ramos Gonzalez RN MSN, is currently in Malawi visiting our beneficiaries, assisting nurses with training and helping to pilot a new data collection tool. She is sending stories and pictures, so stay tuned… The post Visiting Malawi appeared first on African Mothers Health Initiative.
  • Miracle Making
    Eight months into her pregnancy Miracle’s mother started convulsing – a sign that undetected unchecked pre-eclampsia had advanced. She was taken to the region’s high risk maternity hospital and delivered a 3lb baby that same day. The pre-eclampsia had caused bleeding in her brain and though her life was saved, Miracle’s mother was now hemiplegic. […]
  • Chinsinsi Magombo
    During her pregnancy with her sixth baby, 35-year-old Tabalire suffered from severe headaches. She attended the recommended prenatal care and repeatedly told the midwives. She was admitted for a few days but discharged without any notable improvement in her condition. While admitted during her delivery, she again complained about the severe headache. Her delivery went […]
  • Memory
    Memory was born by c-section, she was small but healthy. After the surgery, her mother had severe anemia, she receive a single unit of blood but her body struggled to recover from the stress of the delivery. Her condition deteriorated and within a few weeks she died. Memory is now being raised by her grandmother […]