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£410raised of £2,000 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £410 to Help Abby Hickinbotham get to Nepal to delivery midwifery care to women and families in a low resourced Hospital in POKHARA!

    Funded on Friday, 31st August 2018

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    My name is Abby Hickinbotham, I am a Staffordshire student midwife. I currently train in a large hospital in Stoke-on-Trent. On September 2nd 2018 I will be travelling to Nepal for 4 weeks to a beautiful village in Pokhara, which is nestled at the feet of the Himalayan Mountains with a company called Work the World. The hospital I will be working at will be very different to any hospital here in the UK. Resources are minimal, confidentiality and privacy for patients is lacking and culturally very different to the modern hospital environment I’m used to at the Royal Stoke in Staffordshire England.

    With increased levels of birthing complications and busy wards there will be plenty of learning opportunities in Nepal to hopefully empower me as an aspiring midwife and enhance my learning and understanding of different midwifery practices. The maternity department in Nepal sees an average of 30 babies born every day! That’s almost 11,000 a year born not including any baby blooms. However, with resources lacking many of these births result in; malpresentation, asphyxia, breech deliveries and therefore neonatal resuscitation, maternal collapse, postpartum haemorrhage, and further birth complications regularly occur.

    As you can imagine this would be terrifying for any mother going through the already painful experiences of child birth. It is my aim and ambition to deliver high standard women centred care to the women and families I embrace in the hospital environment. Whether that means supporting them through labour, upholding their dignity and privacy or providing information, advice and a friendly face in clinic, I want to make a difference! Please help me get there to make this difference to so many women and families.

    Thank you for you support



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    • Dana Burton

      Dana Burton

      Apr 26, 2018

      Amazing thing to do Abby 💚


    • Karen daughton

      Karen daughton

      Apr 3, 2018


    • Kayleigh Hickinbotham

      Kayleigh Hickinbotham

      Mar 30, 2018


    • Sarah Powell

      Sarah Powell

      Mar 27, 2018

      This is amazing! Good luck. Xx


    • Roger Bass

      Roger Bass

      Mar 24, 2018

      Safe travels. May you be blessed for your loving nature.


    • Anne Mitchell

      Anne Mitchell

      Mar 23, 2018

      Well done Abby I hope you raise enough for this good cause. Am proud of you! Xx


    • Lenka Gibbons

      Lenka Gibbons

      Mar 23, 2018

      Good luck! All for an amazing cause!


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