Well-Baby Christmas Party

5 12 2011

Yesterday we had a Christmas party for our Well-Baby seminar attendees. Since February this year we have been hosting once a month seminars for parents on different topics surrounding infant and child care. We have had all types of guest speakers -doctors,  dentists, health-care workers – donating their time to teach parents how to take the best care of their children possible.

Marivic talks to the parents about the importance of using iodized salt.

For the party, our staff put on a seminar including skits, posters, songs and demonstrations on the topic of “Nutrition”. We had a great turn out with over 30 people attending. After the seminar we shared a gospel message and gave out a simple gift to each mother in attendance.

The mothers listen carefully to the health teaching .

At the same time as our seminar was going on, we had a very special delivery going on in the birth room.

We met Maryann in April of this year while on outreach to her village of Loccong. Loccong is a village high in the mountains of Tinglayan, a three hour hike plus a three jour jeep ride to Tabuk.  We had encouraged her to come and deliver at our clinic as there are no midwives working in her village doing deliveries and it would be dangerous for her to deliver so far from a hospital if she ran into complications. Well, she took us up on the offer! She and her family have been staying about 3o minutes from Tabuk for the past month awaiting her labor and delivery. We were so excited to see her come in on Saturday morning. She had a difficult labor and worked very hard to deliver her beautiful baby boy. She and her family were happy to hear of our plans to open another clinic closer to their home this Spring. More details on that to come!


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