Every day around the world, pregnant women like Juana are in need of emergency evacuations.
Dear Friends and Supporters,
On a recent trip to Mexico, our team toured a hospital in the bottom of the Copper Canyon where a pregnant woman was sitting outside the hospital with her family. On our way out, one of the family practice doctors approached us, asking to transport the pregnant woman outside to a referral hospital. Juana had come to the hospital a day earlier for her prenatal check-up. Given her history of preeclampsia and the yellow color of her eyes, the doctors were worried that she was having another high-risk pregnancy, but the hospital lacked the lab resources to carry out the necessary tests. Yet, due to their lack of evidence either way, they were hesitant to use the hospital’s limited funds to transport Juana to the Guachochi hospital, which had lab facilities and an obstetrician capable of diagnosing her. After talking with Juana and her husband, the OHW team transported her and her family to the Guachochi hospital – a two-hour drive away. After running the appropriate tests, the obstetrician diagnosed Juana with acute fatty liver of pregnancy. This rare, often fatal, pregnancy complication was unknowingly threatening the lives of both Juana and her baby. The Guachochi hospital stabilized Juana and scheduled a C-section to ensure a safe delivery.
Juana is just one example of the many women OHW’s teams have evacuated and saved in Mexico. We need your help to continue saving lives, at both the preventive level with our trained community outreach providers and at the acute level with our emergency evacuations.
Please donate today and save a life tomorrow. Both Juana and One Heart thank you for your continued support of safe motherhood programs.
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