Help babies like Watta survive their first hour
For Watta the first hour of life was her most fragile.
It’s when she was most at risk of deadly labour complications, breathing difficulties, and heart problems.
It’s when she was most exposed to life-threatening infections and hypothermia, and when she was in danger of missing out on the vital first breastfeed from mum.
If a baby does not get the right care in that first hour, the miracle of birth can so easily turn into one of the most terrible tragedies of all – the death of a newborn baby.
Luckily, thanks to the generosity of Save the Children supporters, Watta’s mum, Comfort, was able to access baby-saving health care at a clinic in Liberia.
There, a health worker was on hand to help Comfort if they were any complications; medicines were available to treat Watta if she had an infection and there were blankets to keep her warm.
And Watta’s mum knew about the importance of breastfeeding her newborn daughter thanks to health talks she’d attended at the clinic during her pregnancy.
But far too many babies and mums don’t have access to the healthcare, midwives and education Watta and Comfort had.
Help us make sure more babies and mums get that access by donating now. Together we can make sure no child is born to die.