“She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me.’”
Pregnant women in Myanmar face extraordinary dangers from the military coup and COVID pandemic. During their pregnancies, many suffer from displacement, the death of loved ones, military violence, hunger, poor sanitation, disease, and trauma.
When they enter labor, many women panic because they cannot find a safe place to give birth. Midwives, helping displaced women in the jungles, lack shelter and sterilized medical equipment. Urban hospitals are severely short-staffed. Many are declining to help women deliver their babies for fear of COVID spread. Some infants die during labor or within weeks of birth, because they cannot obtain adequate medical care, sanitation, and immunizations.
Yet amidst the crisis, God is working and providing. In Yangon, most hospitals are now offering beds to pregnant women. A training manual called, “Where Women Have No Doctor” is being translated into Burmese to equip lay people and community health workers to help mothers and infants survive and thrive.
To support ministries helping the people of Myanmar, including pregnant women and their babies, please give below.
- Please pray for God’s protection over Myanmar’s pregnant women and their children, that they would know the God who sees them in their distress and experience His love and care in Christ.
- Pray for increased access to basic necessities, medical supplies, and informed healthcare for women giving birth in Myanmar.