Photographer Cheryl Hanna-Truscott documented the efforts of the organization Midwives for Haiti. Based in Haiti, the organization offers training to midwives, health education for Haitian men and women, and maternity services at St. Therese Hospital. Last year, more than 3,100 births took place at St. Therese Hospital with help from 18 skilled birth attendants trained by Midwives for Haiti. Here are some of the images from Hanna-Truscott’s work

Delivery at St. Therese Hospital, Hinche, assisted by skilled birth attendants from Midwives for Haiti (MfH). Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
Limone Clerveau, head teacher at Midwives for Haiti (MfH), with students during a  final exam. Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
Limone Clerveau, head teacher ( in printed scrubs) assessing a woman in labor with students at St. Therese Hospital
Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
MfH student giving a birth control vaccination at Selpetre mobile clinic in the Central Plateau. Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
A matwòn demonstrating delivery techniques during an MfH training workshop. Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
A father holds his newborn while waiting at his wife’s bedside.  Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
Pregnant women often walk miles to MfH birth clinics for education, risk-assessment, reassurance and community. Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
Women, both pregnant and postpartum, wait their turns for care at Selpetre mobile clinic. Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott
Breast feeding techniques are part of the postpartum services provided by MfH. While she nurses her three-week-old infant, this mother waits for the skilled birth attendant to remove stitches from her cesarean section. Photo credit: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott

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  1. This may sound like a scene out of a scary movie to some, but for women who live in rural parts of Haiti this is often their only option. Mothers and babies often die. Grenada dads and often to domestic laws protecting their rights. Thanks for sharing a important article.

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