Help Mamta deliver her twins safely

Update posted by Wendy Hanson On Jul 03, 2017

Introducing... William

(Below is a photograph of a delighted Mamta holding William)


...and Sophia!

(Below is the proud mom presenting Sophia)

I'm sure you'll agree that these two are just adorable!

They were born on Friday 23rd June each weighing 2.5kg/ 5.5 pounds. William was born at 7:10pm Indian time and Sophia arrived 20 mins later at 7:30pm. They are both PERFECTLY healthy. Mamta was admitted to Jain hospital within half an hour of her water breaking and the twins were delivered there safely within three hours. Both twins were able to be delivered without a cesarean section, even though Sophia was still in breech position just before her birth.

Below is a photo of the twins at the hospital just after they were born. Sophia is on the left and William is on the right.

Mamta received several stitches after the delivery and was very weak immediately following the birth. She was given injections and a glucose drip to help her to regain strength. Thankfully, she made good progress and by the following day the doctor was happy to discharge her, along with the twins.

Mamta has continued to gain strength since the birth and went back to Jain hospital yesterday for a check-up and was given the all-clear from the medical team. She's received some medication to help with some lingering pain, but the doctor is satisfied that she is healing well.

The twins on the other hand have continued to gain weight! They have put on almost a pound in the eight days since their birth! William is the most active of the two and assures he's the first to be fed by working up a loud cry just before his sister gets up. At the moment, they have things a little confused and sleep during the day and then wake at around 8pm, ready to stay awake all night!

Mamta is just thrilled with her babies and is in awe of the great generosity that has given her the opportunity to see them come into the world safely. She can't stop talking about "these kind people from abroad" and is overwhelmed by what you have done. She is very much aware that none of the tragic outcomes that are so common during childbirth among poor women in India materialized in her case. She was admitted quickly to a reputable hospital where a competent medical team oversaw her entire delivery process and aftercare. And for these things she is deeply thankful.

As a campaign team, we would like to thank you for your compassion in reaching out to a woman half way across the world. Thank you for choosing to see and to respond to a need and become part of the solution.

We are committed to standing alongside this family as these children grow and ensuring that they continue to thrive in spite of the low economic status into which they have been born. If you are interested in learning about ways in which you could continue to make an impact in this family's life, please do contact us by sending an email to "[email protected]" or click "send a message" to a member of the fundraising team. Thank you.

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Update posted by Wendy Hanson On Jul 03, 2017

WOW, you did it! THANK YOU, you hit the target!

You may see on the campaign homepage that it says "48% funded" however this figure does not include donations made "offline" outside of this page and through a UK pound campaign page.Taking all donations into account, the total raised was $1210!

This is a FANTASTIC result and we are truly thankful for EVERYONE who supported Mamta and made a donation and those who gave their time to share her story. THANK YOU! We have an exciting update coming up for you!

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Update posted by Wendy Hanson On Jun 17, 2017

We are almost there! Again, THANK YOU to everyone who has given so generously through their donations and time to this campaign. Mamta and her family are so very grateful and overwhelmed by the kindness shown to them.

You may see on the campaign homepage that it says "37% funded" however this figure does not include donations made "offline" outside of this page.Taking all donations into account, the total raised is now just over 80% of the amount needed! It is humbling to see the response of so many people to the need of this family.

We trust we can all work together in a final push to see the total amount raised before Mamta is due to be admitted to hospital.

Thank you again,

The Campaign Team.

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Update posted by Wendy Hanson On Jun 17, 2017

On Tuesday of this week, Mamta officially entered her 9th month of pregnancy. She was told after she entered the 8th month that she should expect the twins at any time (as twins tend to arrive early) so the clock is well and truly ticking now and she is readying herself for their arrival at any point.

As one can imagine at this late stage, Mamta is really feeling the impact of carrying two extra people! I spoke with the family on Thursday and Mamta says, although she felt heavy before, she feels as though the twins have gained several pounds in weight over the past couple of weeks! She is in good spirits though and glad to be able to feel the healthy signs of the twins kicking and "jumping" as she describes it. As further positive news, Mamta went to have her blood count checked again this week and it is rising towards the normal range! It is still slightly below where it needs to be, but we trust this positive change will continue as she gets closer to the birth.

She would like to express her deep thanks to everyone for their help, generosity and support in this time of need.

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Update posted by Wendy Hanson On Jun 12, 2017

First of all we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported this campaign so far! Thank you for your donations, for sharing Mamta's story with friends, family and co-workers and your shares on Facebook and social media, we so greatly appreciate you and all you have done on Mamta's behalf.

You may see on the campaign homepage that it says "37% funded" however this figure does not include donations made outside of this page. With your help, so far we have raised just over 65% of the total needed! This is great news and we trust that as we continue with this momentum we will meet our target.

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Update posted by Wendy Hanson On Jun 12, 2017

Last week we were able to send Mamta another batch of cleared funds, this time totaling 16,368.23 Indian Rupees (23% of the 70,000 Indian Rupees needed). Below is the receipt we received from Mamta. Some personal information for Mamta has been blocked out for security purposes.



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Update posted by Wendy Hanson On Jun 02, 2017


Last week one donor kindly donated money specifically for Mamta to have a much needed ultrasound and pre-birth check-up. On Tuesday of this week Mamta went to Jain Hospital (where she hopes to deliver the twins) to get these checks done. The picture above was taken during her visit. The great news is that the twins are completely healthy! Every test and measurement for both babies was found within the normal range. We are delighted at this news and very thankful. At the moment one twin is in breech position, but the doctor is hoping the baby will move into the correct position before the birth.

Mamta herself is doing OK with most of her observations and tests showing as normal, but at the moment her blood count is down and below the normal range in several indicators. The doctor has given advice to help remedy this low reading as a low blood count at the time of birth could cause complications. We are hoping that Mamta's stats in this area improve in the run-up to the birth.

The report below on Mamta's blood count was given by the hospital and we have uploaded it here with Mamta's permission (certain information has been blocked out for security reasons).






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Update posted by Wendy Hanson On Jun 02, 2017

As mentioned in our previous update, half of the estimated expenses for Mamta's birth will be required by the hospital when Mamta is admitted and the remaining balance will be required when she leaves the hospital. Mamta's due date is the end of June/early July, but because Mamta is carrying twins (which tend to arrive early) she has been told to expect the babies at any time from now. We are therefore sending Mamta the money raised as soon as it is cleared by the payment processors so that she can have it to hand when she goes into labor. We are in weekly contact with Mamta and the money she is receiving is being deposited ready for the birth.

Below is a receipt Mamta received yesterday for the first batch of cleared funds which was sent to her from the campaign. As can be seen on the receipt, the amount totaled 8,129.58 Indian Rupees (11.6% of the 70,000 Indian Rupees we are raising to cover the birth expenses for the two babies). Some personal information for Mamta has been blocked out for security purposes.


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Update posted by Wendy Hanson On Jun 02, 2017


The facility above is called Jain Hospital and Nursing Home in a town called Pehowa and is where Mamta hopes to deliver her twins with the help of this campaign. It has a good reputation for safe births, while remaining less costly than bigger hospitals in larger towns.

In India, half of the estimated expenses for a birth are required by the hospital when the mother is admitted, and the remaining balance is expected once the mother is released from hospital. The final bill depends on the nature of the delivery and whether there are any complications which may involve more complex procedures or a longer hospital stay. We have learned that the average cost of delivering a single baby under normal circumstances at this hospital is 35,000 Indian Rupees, which is the equivalent of USD $550. But because Mamta is expecting twins, she will be charged double, which is a total of USD $1,100. We have set the fundraising target at USD $1,200 to allow for the extra money taken by payment processors, and GoGetFunding for hosting this page.

The hospital fee will cover all the costs associated with the care of Mamta and the twins during labor and delivery and for two nights' stay at the facility, which is the average length of time expectant mothers remain at the hospital.

We have been in touch with the hospital and trust that in the event that Mamta's hospital bill exceeds what is raised, the hospital will show us forbearance and give us a little extra time to raise whatever additional funds are needed. In the event that the money raised exceeds Mamta's bill, the extra money will go towards costs the family will incur for hospital check-ups that the twins will need in their first year.

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