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Help Poor Pregnant Women

Despite the best efforts of Government, government maternity hospitals in cities like Hyderabad and Secunderabad are inaccessible to the women at the time of labour due to:
- Distance from the larger slums to the government maternity hospitals.
Poor road conditions which instil fear of journey among the pregnant woman.
- Lack of access to transport facilities at the doorstep of the pregnant woman due to narrow roads. This causes loss of time from the start of labour pains, which further contributes to increasing sense of urgency among the family members.
- Uncertainty regarding the availability of service providers at government maternity hospitals to attend to the pregnant women in a timely manner.
Being migrants, or due to other reasons, government schemes do not reach these women and they cannot avail free treatment even at the public hospitals.

As a result, woman in labour ends up at a nearby private hospital. The inability to pay further delaying medical attention to the pregnant woman further sets-in the vicious circle that increases the costs relating to delivery. This further leads to increased morbidity among neonates as well as postnatal women – which can also lead to increase in MMR and IMR – thus contributing to the propagation of poverty across generations.

LifeSpring Foundation seeks donations to support the delivery of such poor woman who is unable to access public health facility after the onset of labour with ₹16,000. This amount covers delivery (including Caesarean delivery where required), an examination of the new born by Paediatrician and one post-natal visit to both mother & new born.
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7th November 2019
Support to Mrs Nagaveni w/o Mr Mahesh

Mrs Nagaveni w/o Mr Mahesh resides in a small hut in Jawahar Nagar, a colony in Moula Ali.


Originally from Gajapati district of Orissa, Mr Mahesh has migrated to Hyderabad about 15 years ago as a child and has been working since as a casual daily wage labourer – mostly being called for construction work. Though enrolled as a voter in Hyderabad, Mr Mahesh does not have a ration card at Hyderabad. His parents have a ration card at his native place and his name is included in that card. He fears that if he wants to have a separate card in Hyderabad, the existing ration card that supports his parents and brothers might be cancelled causing a lot of hardship to his parents and others. Mr Mahesh, and along with him – Mrs Nagaveni – whom he married in 2018, are out of the health support system (social security net) provided at Hyderabad as they do not have ration card. Despite belonging to Scheduled Tribe category, he has not received much support from the State.During a routine field day, the Outreach Workers of LifeSpring Foundation found Mrs Nagaveni to be a pregnant woman and started counselling her to promote early registration and regular ante-natal check-up. Owing to her economic status, Mrs Nagaveni decided to approach the government hospital only and not any private hospital. However, as the nearest government hospital was over 10 km, she had visited the hospital only once during the pregnancy. Upon knowing that Mrs Nagaveni was unable to visit the obstetrician for her regular check-up, the Outreach Workers motivated her to attend a free camp being conducted at LifeSpring Hospital, Moula Ali. Thus, she had her second antenatal check-up happened in the month of October 2019. It was during this check-up that the obstetrician indicated that the family should be ready for the delivery between 20th and 24th of October 2019. Given that it was the first pregnancy of Mrs Nagaveni, the Outreach Workers were a little concerned. Since Mrs Nagaveni did not have the support of any females at her home, the Outreach Workers also advised Mr Mahesh to get someone from their native place to offer adequate support to Mrs Nagaveni. Given the lack of adequate antenatal visits of Mrs Nagaveni, Manager (Outreach) also visited the family to impress upon the family about the importance of regular antenatal visits and adhering to the doctors’ instructions.

On the early hours of 19th October 2019, Mrs Nagaveni started getting labour pains. With inadequate means to reach the government hospital in that wee hours, the family panicked. One of her neighbours, Mrs Shanti – who had earlier delivered at LifeSpring Hospital Moula Ali – asked Mrs Nagaveni to be taken to LifeSpring Hospital. Mrs Shanti came along with Mrs Nagaveni and pleaded the hospital staff to attend to Mrs Nagaveni despite the fact that the family was unable to afford the charges of the hospital. Meanwhile, having come to know of the development, the Outreach Workers of LifeSpring Foundation quickly worked their way through and LifeSpring Foundation agreed to support the delivery of Mrs Nagaveni. The decision relating to the support was conveyed to the hospital manager & doctors, who attended to the safe delivery of Mrs Nagaveni. Mrs Nagaveni delivered a healthy male baby weighing 2.75 kg at birth. While an Obstetrician attended to Mrs Nagaveni, a Paediatrician attended the new born - who was vaccinated after birth as per the regular schedule.
Mr Mahesh thanked LifeSpring Foundation and the donors for the support at a very critical stage during the pregnancy of his wife Mrs Nagaveni. Mr Mahesh is all tears when recounting the stress that the family underwent at the wee hours with no transportation to the government hospital that is about 10 km away and with no finances to support the delivery of his wife. Mrs Shanti, who escorted Mrs Nagaveni and pleaded the doctors & staff to attend to the delivery despite the family’s inability to pay, has later supported the family with Rs.2,500 for feeding and support of the child.


The Outreach Workers and Mrs Shanti are all proud for having successfully supported the delivery of a poor pregnant woman at a time of distress.
Support to Mrs Nagaveni w/o Mr Mahesh

Mrs Nagaveni w/o Mr Mahesh resides in a small hut in Jawahar Nagar, a colony in Moula Ali.


Originally from Gajapati district of Orissa, Mr Mahesh has migrated to Hyderabad about 15 years ago as a child and has been working since as a casual daily wage labourer – mostly being called for construction work. Though enrolled as a voter in Hyderabad, Mr Mahesh does not have a ration card at Hyderabad. His parents have a ration card at his native place and his name is included in that card. He fears that if he wants to have a separate card in Hyderabad, the existing ration card that supports his parents and brothers might be cancelled causing a lot of hardship to his parents and others. Mr Mahesh, and along with him – Mrs Nagaveni – whom he married in 2018, are out of the health support system (social security net) provided at Hyderabad as they do not have ration card. Despite belonging to Scheduled Tribe category, he has not received much support from the State.During a routine field day, the Outreach Workers of LifeSpring Foundation found Mrs Nagaveni to be a pregnant woman and started counselling her to promote early registration and regular ante-natal check-up. Owing to her economic status, Mrs Nagaveni decided to approach the government hospital only and not any private hospital. However, as the nearest government hospital was over 10 km, she had visited the hospital only once during the pregnancy. Upon knowing that Mrs Nagaveni was unable to visit the obstetrician for her regular check-up, the Outreach Workers motivated her to attend a free camp being conducted at LifeSpring Hospital, Moula Ali. Thus, she had her second antenatal check-up happened in the month of October 2019. It was during this check-up that the obstetrician indicated that the family should be ready for the delivery between 20th and 24th of October 2019. Given that it was the first pregnancy of Mrs Nagaveni, the Outreach Workers were a little concerned. Since Mrs Nagaveni did not have the support of any females at her home, the Outreach Workers also advised Mr Mahesh to get someone from their native place to offer adequate support to Mrs Nagaveni. Given the lack of adequate antenatal visits of Mrs Nagaveni, Manager (Outreach) also visited the family to impress upon the family about the importance of regular antenatal visits and adhering to the doctors’ instructions.

On the early hours of 19th October 2019, Mrs Nagaveni started getting labour pains. With inadequate means to reach the government hospital in that wee hours, the family panicked. One of her neighbours, Mrs Shanti – who had earlier delivered at LifeSpring Hospital Moula Ali – asked Mrs Nagaveni to be taken to LifeSpring Hospital. Mrs Shanti came along with Mrs Nagaveni and pleaded the hospital staff to attend to Mrs Nagaveni despite the fact that the family was unable to afford the charges of the hospital. Meanwhile, having come to know of the development, the Outreach Workers of LifeSpring Foundation quickly worked their way through and LifeSpring Foundation agreed to support the delivery of Mrs Nagaveni. The decision relating to the support was conveyed to the hospital manager & doctors, who attended to the safe delivery of Mrs Nagaveni. Mrs Nagaveni delivered a healthy male baby weighing 2.75 kg at birth. While an Obstetrician attended to Mrs Nagaveni, a Paediatrician attended the new born - who was vaccinated after birth as per the regular schedule.
Mr Mahesh thanked LifeSpring Foundation and the donors for the support at a very critical stage during the pregnancy of his wife Mrs Nagaveni. Mr Mahesh is all tears when recounting the stress that the family underwent at the wee hours with no transportation to the government hospital that is about 10 km away and with no finances to support the delivery of his wife. Mrs Shanti, who escorted Mrs Nagaveni and pleaded the doctors & staff to attend to the delivery despite the family’s inability to pay, has later supported the family with Rs.2,500 for feeding and support of the child.


The Outreach Workers and Mrs Shanti are all proud for having successfully supported the delivery of a poor pregnant woman at a time of distress.
22nd August 2019
Hi All,

Thank you so much for the support.
We can support the delivery of each pregnant woman for an amount of Rs.16,000. With the current amount, we can support the delivery of two such women.
Please continue to help us by sharing the campaign!
Hi All,

Thank you so much for the support.
We can support the delivery of each pregnant woman for an amount of Rs.16,000. With the current amount, we can support the delivery of two such women.
Please continue to help us by sharing the campaign!
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Rs.30,530 raised

Goal: Rs.160,000

Beneficiary: LifeSpring Foun... info_outline
Only INR donations accepted
80G tax benefits for INR donations

Supporters (5)

V
VRUNDANKUMARBALDEVPR donated Rs.30
MK
Manjula donated Rs.5,000
MD
Monica donated Rs.2,500
Dr Geeta
Dr Geeta donated Rs.21,000

A small step for our fellow citizen ladies, who are not as fortunate as we are.

LH
Life-Spring donated Rs.2,000