Becoming a Birth Partner
I am so glad I can be of some help to moms in Uganda. I am from South Africa originally, trained there as a physician but followed my husband to Canada 3 years ago. A friend of mine had a beautiful yoga mat bag from Shanti Uganda and I was so drawn to the beautiful colours of the fabric as well as knowing that the bags provided some employment for woman in Africa. I bought 2 bags at that time.
I am now pregnant myself and attend a midwifery clinic, a wonderful experience here with a planned home birth. I have read so many beautiful birth stories and decided I would try and make a birth safe for a mom in Uganda just as my birth will be safe. My mom passed away a year ago on Mother’s Day, and I know she would want us to celebrate Mother’s Day by giving to others.
Thank you for all your amazing work with the beautiful, colourful and inspirational woman of Africa.