“I could feel the aftershocks during my delivery”

Chircha Maya

“I delivered my first two babies at home. I have never been to school and during that period nobody told me the prospects of delivering baby in the health post. But for my 3rd baby Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) and health staffs came to my house for counseling for antenatal checkup and advised me to conduct delivery at the local health post. I was 4 months pregnant when the mega earthquake hit on 25th April. I was numb when things around me started to shake giving me a thought that this could be the end of my life. But I was fortunate enough to escape this tragedy.Thereafter I went for regular antenatal checkups and after six months I delivered a healthy baby girl inside the birthing tent provided by One Heart World-Wide. I could feel aftershocks during my delivery but I remained calm as I knew this was the only safest place to survive. Tent installed in health post premises is really good, clean and safe.  Thank you One Heart for quickly responding to our needs by setting up the birthing tent and providing essential delivery equipment on time.”

- Chircha Maya, Laga, Dhading