I am an OB/GYN Sonographer with 8 years of experience. I traveled to Dominican Republic with Saving Mothers and am extremely proud of their work. This nonprofit is unique because it is made of a group of elite medical professionals that have established relationships in the communities they serve. The Saving Mothers' team of surgeons, physician assistants and nurses provide developing areas with acute care and education to ensure sustainability. Their goal is to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in developing areas. They have made strides, opening the school of POWHER in Guatemala. They also have Domestic programs to help promote healthy lifestyles to expecting mothers.
I volunteered with Saving Mothers in Santiago, Guatemala location and found my experience memorable and worthwhile. I felt in the month I spent volunteering, I was able to contribute maximally to the local community abroad. I hope the work continues onward to affecting many more women in Guatemala.
I became involved with Saving Mothers over a year ago because I was very drawn to the cause. But beyond doing amazing work with their birthing kits and the maternal programs to educate women and their health care providers to help reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, Saving Mothers is an organization that is concerned with all kinds of women's issues, including the adverse effects of obesity and pregnancy. Through their Lifestyle program, they help women make healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their babies. Saving Mothers is a well-rounded organization where you can see the impact of their work in a very direct way.
Saving Mothers never misses an opportunity to serve the global community and its contributions demonstrate a compassion and enthusiasm to help others. The sum of their efforts to alleviate suffering around the world demonstrates Saving Mothers’ drive to make a positive difference in the lives of people irrespective of their social or economic station in life. Saving Mothers’ performance in every capacity is exceptional and its commitment to training new volunteers is integral to ensuring continuity of operations year after year. Ultimately, Saving Mothers is always ready to use the resources at their disposal to change the lives of others with humility and empathy and I have no doubt that this organization will continue to make an enduring impact on worthy causes.
Although I cannot speak directly about the work that Saving Mother provides abroad, I would like to share my experience working with members of their team. I was immensely impressed with the professionalism, dedication, and enthusiasm of each staff member. It was very clear to me that each staff member took pride in his of her work and was passionate about the group's mission.
Saving Mothers is a non-profit committed to the care of women in areas of the world where maternal mortality is high. Through educating the local providers in these countries and empowering women abroad we hope to combat the high rates of maternal death. As an ob/gyn, I am committed to the care of women and the high rates of maternal death worldwide are completely unacceptable. Through Saving Mothers we create public health outreach and deliver clinical care to these women. It has been an amazing experience!
Thrugh my daugher's involvement in Saving Mothers, I have been educated on the maternal morbidity and mortality of childbirth throughout the world and I am astounded of what i have learned. By being involved and supporting Saving Mothers, the proper health care and education for pregrnant mothers will become a right and no longer a privlege to so many. In order to be successful in the mission of Saving Mothers, I have personally spread the word to family, friends and business associations in hope of as much support that one can achieve. As Saving Mothers ibecomes more successful in expressing their cause and achieving financial support, then there is no reason why materinal morbidity and mortality would be a factor just because a woman did not have access to the proper health care of education needed have a full term healthy pregnancy and delivery.
This April, I had the opportunity to watch the Saving Mothers organization in action while an entire room full of local midwives discussed a serious issue in Guatemala, women's health. as the conversations filled the room, it was very obvious that Saving Mothers had worked hard to get to this point, and was thrilled to present these Mayan midwives with interpreters, both a local and foreign doctor, reading material and much needed birthing kits. in addition, Saving Mothers helped the comadrones (midwives) learn more about recognizing early warning signs and helped bridge the gap between the midwives and the local hospital. Saving Mothers is a fine example of how health care needs can be addressed in foreign locales where traditional beliefs run strong. i do not doubt that everyone walked away having learned a lot and was excited to learn/share even more.
I am a medical professional and close friend and supporter of the organization. I have been incredibly impressed with the breadth of its programming, the strategic approach to complex problems like fistula repair, and the fact that all money given to the organization goes directly to women who need it. They are doing extremely good work in Guatemala and Liberia and have already changed lives for the better as a young nonprofit. I can't wait to see what they do once they grow.