The Safety of a Delivery Tent After the Quake

Lila Maya

“ I was 5 month pregnant when the mega earthquake hit on 25th April 2015. At first I thought the rattling sound was of a helicopter, but later when everything began to shake I realized it was an earthquake.  I was extremely nervous and quickly took shelter under the open space to save my and my baby’s life who wasinside my womb.

I went into labor past 5 months after the earthquake. I was quickly rushed to the Health Post which was already damaged by the earthquake and its aftershocks. The crack on the Health Post building made me little nervous and scary to deliver the baby here. But when the nursing staff took me to the delivery tent installed few meters away from the building it was hard to believe that a tent can also be a birthing center with all the equipment and medicine. I felt so safe and secured. I was well attended by the trained nurse and delivered a healthy baby girl. 

I want to owe regards to you (One Heart World-Wide) as because of your support mothers are able to deliver the baby without fear and in the presence of trained health worker. “

- Lila Maya, Sertung, Dhading