Edith is 18, her husband is 34.  He escorted Edith to attend antenatal clinics at Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre.  She had previously attended a clinic elsewhere, but could not afford the fees for ultrasound scans.  Like all of our services, and thanks to the generosity of our donors, Maternity Africa provides ultrasound scans free of charge.

Edith had other problems too, so we admitted her for close monitoring for a few weeks until delivery. The couple’s first child, a daughter, was born early last week.

Edith and her husband come from a very challenging background.  They live with her husband’s parents, who are old and poor.

Maternity Africa’s staff were moved by the couple’s circumstances.  They did not even have a mattress to lie on, so Maternity Africa’s staff gave money to purchase one.  The staff also agreed to fund the purchase of a bed, which costs a little over USD 100.

We pray that Edith and her husband will be able to look after their daughter.

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