A Lifetime of Hope for Paulinah

[:en] Five-month-old Paulinah, the sixth child in her family, was born with a large tumour (teratoma) on her behind.  Paulinah’s mother Florentine had a very difficult delivery with her. The baby’s head came out quickly but then she became stuck. The midwife was able to help her deliver the baby and when she emerged they saw the big […]

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What is Fistula?

[:en] What is Obstetric Fistula? Obstetric fistula is a devastating pregnancy-related disability that primarily affects young women from poor backgrounds. Fistula is usually the result of obstructed labour which means the baby does not exit the pelvis during childbirth due to being physically blocked. However, fistula is a preventable and mostly treatable condition. Obstructed labour […]

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