News: Fistula survivor in Afar region of Ethiopia fulfills her dream of becoming pregnant again

Oct 15, 2021

Mille – Afar, Ethiopia – “When I had fistula, I never thought I would be able to have a normal life anymore or even get pregnant again,” said 32-week pregnant Fatuma Hamad at the Barbara May Maternity Hospital in Afar Region. 

Fatuma’s first delivery changed her life forever. After six days of prolonged labor at home, she was taken to a nearby health center for a c-section but it was already too late. Her baby had died but they were able to save her life.