Over 100 safe births conducted in her first year as an active skilled birth attendant.
My mother passed away while giving birth to my brother when I was just 11, and that was one of the leading reasons why I went into maternal healthcare. After I graduated from nursing school, I returned to Dho Tarap to work in my own community. I’m lucky to have received midwife training, to be a certified Skilled Birth Attendant and to work out of a new birthing center here. At first, the community didn’t believe I was qualified because I’m so young. But after providing care over the last year and attending numerous complicated and high-risk births, I have gained the community’s trust. Women come to our center, or I am called to a home when there is a complicated birthing situation. With your sustained support, I can secure safe and healthy lives for more women and children in my community.
Safe Births Focus
A certified safe birth attendant attends the pregnancy and birth to provide medical care in case of complications. The attendant also provides pre-natal supplements, and a clean birth kit, which includes soap, a baby blanket and hat, and other supplies to minimize risk of infection.Show cost breakdown
- $50 per safe birth
- 50%: Training
- 50%: Equipment & supplies
Some lives changed by Wangmo Thapa
Please note: some stories are graphic and could be upsetting.
Tashi suffers from heart disease which puts her at high-risk of postpartum hemorrhage. Despite her condition, she managed the 8-day hike over 2 passes above 17,400 feet to reach a birthing center, all while being 8 and a half months pregnant. Tashi suffered very little blood loss and no severe complications, and gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Nyima was in the second stage of labor with severe contractions when Wangmo arrived at her home. The baby was in a breech presentation, with its feet positioned first. Wangmo was able to make the necessary interventions, but when the baby was born he was having difficulty breathing. Wangmo rubbed his back and used suction to clear his airways, and he began to breathe normally. Both Nyima and her son are thriving to this day.