Heartline - Support Maternal Health in Haiti
by (in)courage 4 Lives Impacted Haiti
Heartline Maternity CenterThe Heartline Maternity Center in Port au Prince, Haiti, is a place where expectant mothers can find love, support. encou...
The Heartline Maternity Center in Port au Prince, Haiti, is a place where expectant mothers can find love, support. encouragement, and quality prenatal and medical care. Heartline provides ongoing education and a safe and loving environment for women to deliver their babies. Heartline Maternity Center and our programs are unique. Yes, we offer a incredibly needed and valuable (life-saving) services. More than that though, we offer love, relationship, friendship, and time.
We meet women early in their pregnancies. We meet women that are living in a country with the highest maternal mortality rate in the western hemisphere, where 2 out of 3 of their friends deliver at home without a skilled birth attendant. Because of that, we meet women in a country where the risk of dying during child-bearing years is unusually high and the chances of losing the baby are just as daunting.
We are able to spend 7 to 9 months of a woman's pregnancy getting to know her story, her needs, her unique situation. Prenatal care is rare for Haitian women, we are thankful to offer the same quality prenatal care in Haiti that our friends and relatives in North America are receiving. By the time a woman delivers her baby with us we know the details of her biggest challenges in life, and we know how to support her in a personal way as she delivers a new life into what oftentimes amounts to hardship and chaos.
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