09 Feb Monica’s Story
DCMC is recognized as the facility of choice for pregnant mothers, and many say that they wouldn’t go anywhere else, because of the quality, reliable care they receive. Tanzania has one of the world’s highest maternal death rates, but healthcare workers at DCMC are working diligently to reduce that risk. Monica came to DCMC for her prenatal care when it was discovered that she had pre-eclampsia, one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Her doctor monitored her condition, and it became clear that she would need to deliver her baby early. While her baby came 2 weeks early, both mother and baby were healthy and safe. After a few days of recovery, Monica and baby were discharged and returned home to be with their family.