Maternity Africa continues to provide maternity services all year round, and Easter time is no exception.

Jewel (22) attended school until form three, but stopped at that point because she wished to marry. She became pregnant last year and attended a local health clinic for her antenatal care.

Jewel attended well and had no concerns until a few weeks ago when she attended the clinic with a severe headache. She was 36 weeks pregnant. The health facility gave her paracetamol, but took no vital signs or examinations.

Jewel decided to come to Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre for further management. On admission, all of her vital signs were stable and she was admitted to the antenatal ward for observation. During her time in the antenatal ward her blood pressure became high, so treatment commenced. A week ago, Jewel had an eclamptic fit. Staff commenced treating Jewel with magnesium sulphate, and performed an emergency Caesarean section.

Jewel’s baby was born weighing 3.35kg. Jewel was admitted to Maternity Africa’s high-risk ward and was closely monitored, while her magnesium sulphate treatment continued.

Today, both mother and baby are doing well.

From Jewel: ‘Thank you for Maternity Africa’s Hospital for helping my life and child’s. I can advise my tribe to come early for antenatal care and delivery at this hospital. God bless’ 

If you would like to contribute towards Maternity Africa’s costs so that it can continue providing life-saving support to people like Jewel, please follow this link:http://maternityafrica.org/get-involved/donate-funds/ . Thank you.

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