A Beautiful Surprise

Yesterday we welcomed another baby boy into this world. Genet had arrived for a prenatal visit to find the sweet baby had been born an hour earlier! Mother was doing wonderfully, and Genet was amazing, in full doula capacity, attending to mother and baby and using all...

Betty’s Life

One Friday morning just this past month a beautiful baby girl was born at a hospital in Addis Ababa.  After the delivery, the doctor sent this sweet baby home with first time mother, despite the baby showing signs of sepsis.  Our DHI Birth Worker, Genet, did her job...

Meet Jonas – God’s Graciousness

We were so happy that Belienesh gave birth two weeks ago to a healthy, beautiful baby boy, Jonas (“John”  which means “God is Gracious”). Typically children are not named until a few weeks after birth, as parents like to get to know their child’s personality before...

Graduation Day!

Good News! Our DHI Birth Assistants have graduated! They have worked incredibly hard and have learned so much over the past several months about Childbirth Education, reproductive health, and how to be amazing, supportive Doulas! They have been following women with...

Orphan Prevention is Orphan Care – A True Story

Our Birth Assistants have been busy caring for, educating, preparing, and advocating for mothers and their babies. Each mother receives valuable education about reproductive health, birth, danger signs, and newborn care, among many other things. Just this past week I...

Hard at work… loving mamas and their babes.

Our birth assistants/educators are doing a wonderful job supporting mothers while working to complete their certificate training program.  Nearly every other week we hear of another healthy baby who was delivered. Genet and Medhanet are self-starters, work really well...