Lowering the maternal and neonatal mortality rate in Haiti, one mother and baby at a time.

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Giving mamas and babies of Haiti more than a fighting chance.

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No woman or child should ever die because of where they live.

Haiti has the highest infant and maternal mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere.

We’ve set out to change that. Here’s how.

MamaBaby Haiti is a non-profit birth center, health clinic, and midwifery school located in Northern Haiti that opened in 2010. We provide a safe place for Haitian women to receive compassionate and respectful care at the hands of skilled midwives. No one is turned away and every morning  you hear the waiting room of MamaBaby break out into singing as over 30 women start their day waiting to be seen by the midwives. Every night you hear the rap rap rap on the gate as women come in labor to the sanctuary and safety of MamaBaby birth center to have their babies.

In 2019 alone, MamaBaby Haitian midwives attended 6,365 prenatal appointments and 577 births.

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After the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, several midwives traveled there to provide disaster relief and maternity care. Their hearts were touched in so many ways. They sadly learned to say “I am sorry, your baby has died” in Creole over and over again. Realizing the huge need for midwives and access to maternity care, they committed to return and open a birth center and midwifery school to empower the women and families of Haiti.

Why free healthcare?

59% of Haitians live on less than $2.44 a day.

Where there is severe poverty, mothers sometimes have to choose between food for their family or having a skilled attendant at their birth.

women who have a live birth die in childbirth or the immediate postpartum period.

women who have a live birth die in childbirth or the immediate postpartum period.

Haitian children die before the age of 5.

Haitian children die before the age of 5.

%

of these deaths are preventable.

%

of these deaths are preventable.

MamaBaby Haiti is saving lives every day!

Featured Stories

Second Birth Center in Haiti

We drove over the green hill in the late afternoon to the most beautiful vision. Valleys and mountains covered in vibrant tropical colors of green, and a new little MamaBaby Haiti birth center nestled amidst the hills.  Two hundred people gathered singing to welcome...

Child Protects Her Mother

Soon the stairs turn into dusty narrow trails on the steep hillside, closely packed with homes made of rusted corrugated steel patched with broken boards and perched precariously on the mountain side with sacks of dirt as their foundation. A sheet hangs in the doorway...

A Million in Twelve

This picture was taken while there were several births happening in one room, four prenatals happening in another, and baby care and postpartum group happening in the waiting room. As you can see from the photo, we are busting at the seams and ready for a bigger...

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