Pratina Tamang, SBA, Sertung HP, Dhading
“SBA is a course that teaches us things similar to what we learn as ANM but is more practical based. It adds more to our knowledge and increases our confidence level in work. It does not just teach about normal deliveries but also teaches us to refer when appropriate or manage complicated cases. It also helps us to understand dangers signs so we can protect the life of the mother and her baby. I am also personally interested in working with mothers and children, saving their lives. So, I chose to become a nurse midwife. Being an SBA is very different. I have been able to easily find out the signs and symptoms of the complicated deliveries and have been able to counsel mothers and refer right on time. What I have learned, I have put into real practice.
I would like to share a story of a recent complicated delivery that was managed two weeks ago. The case was a Shoulder Dystocia, which is considered a complication. I wouldn’t be able to manage such a complication if I had not learned the skill during my training. Local management of such complications is necessary because the referral hospital is more than a day’s walk. Thank you One Heart World-Wide for providing SBA training."