We Help Babies Breath

At Abundant Grace of God we take our job very seriously. Every day we are faced with the job of keeping moms and babies safe throughout one of the most vulnerable times of both of their lives. This May we had a visiting midwife (Sora Colvin) come to Tabuk and re-certify all the midwives andContinue reading “We Help Babies Breath”

I delivered at Abundant Grace of God because…

I wanted to share some stories from our patients about why they are choosing to deliver at our clinic. Anna* “I was so glad that I delivered here at Abundant Grace of God [Bugnay site] because I felt safe and taken care of well by the staff. Especially that I had a hemorrhage when IContinue reading “I delivered at Abundant Grace of God because…”

What about some numbers …

I thought it may interest everyone to hear some numbers from Abundant Grace of God. One of the best things about being supported by a German organization (Geshenke der Hoffnung eV:  www.geschenke-der-hoffnung.org) is that they have forced me to keep track of the things we are doing so that we are able to calculate ourContinue reading “What about some numbers …”

Celebrate Christmas With Abundant Grace of God

Hi everyone! I came up with a great idea this Christmas. Maybe it’s because I have a hard time thinking of good ideas for Christmas presents, but whatever the reason let me share my idea. When I think of Christmas I often think of Baby Jesus and how his mother delivered him unassisted in aContinue reading “Celebrate Christmas With Abundant Grace of God”

“Spinning Babies”

Last week we at AGGMC had a once in a lifetime training opportunity in resolving shoulder dystocia. Gail Tulley, the founder of Spinning Babies, (www.spinningbabies.com) is a gifted teacher who has come up with a teaching tool that enables midwives to deal effectively with babies that can get “stuck” on the way out ~ andContinue reading ““Spinning Babies””

The World Needs More Midwives … Now!

  “Midwives are the unsung heroes of maternal and newborn health. They can prevent about two thirds of deaths among women and newborns. And midwives deliver much more than babies: They are the connective tissue for communities, helping women and girls care for their health, from family planning all the way through the postpartum period.”Continue reading “The World Needs More Midwives … Now!”

“Birth House for Sale”

I just got back from a quick trip to the mountains to check up on our sister clinic “Lajad Apodios Lying-In” – that is the Butbut translation for Abundant Grace of God …sort of 🙂 I had the chance to introduce Suzie Campana, our new missionary midwife and Bugnay clinic Facilitator, to the staff andContinue reading ““Birth House for Sale””

What’s your excuse?

Yes, it is true that I have been a bad blogger lately! My excuses are all of the following events that happened in the last few months… Okay, first off we delivered identical twin girls at our clinic in the middle of March! This was the mother’s tenth pregnancy. In a regular prenatal check-up herContinue reading “What’s your excuse?”

Life and Death in the Mountains of Kalinga

Did that title get your attention? I hope so! The truth is that our sister clinic in the village of Bugnay is the difference between life and death for many in the remote mountains of Tinglayan, Kalinga. Have you heard the story about the baby that suddenly stopped breathing?   The parents noticed she wasContinue reading “Life and Death in the Mountains of Kalinga”