I Choose to Survive: Inno's Story

Inno and two of her children

Thirty six-year-old Malama Inno has given birth ten times. Like many women in Nigeria, she delivered at home with the help of only a traditional birth attendant. Just six of her newborns survived. Inno needed help—to protect herself and her family—so she and her husband chose family planning. But in 2010, unrest in the city of Jos forced her family out of their home and into a refugee camp, where they could not afford family planning. When Inno finally returned home, she was pregnant again. She had no idea she would soon be fighting for her life.

Around midnight in May 2012, Inno went into labor. Despite delivering alone, cutting the cord and washing her newborn girl herself, she remembers the birth being “quite easy.” Inno recalls what happened next—a sudden wave of dizziness and blood pooling around her—then nothing else.

Two days later, Inno regained consciousness.

Her husband and doctors had to tell her what happened: After she collapsed, Inno’s husband brought her to the local health center, where Pathfinder-trained providers administered intravenous fluids and gave her medicine. They immediately placed her in a wrap (called the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment or NASG), which maintained blood flow to her vital organs.

“The wrap worked like magic,” said Inno’s husband. “When we took her to the hospital, she was not breathing. I thought she was dead. But right after the doctors began working and put her in [the wrap], she started breathing very fast and moving her arms and legs.”

Imagine that moment. Just think of everything and everyone that depended on Inno’s survival.

Although the bleeding stopped, Inno urgently needed a blood transfusion, but there was no blood at the health center. So she was transported to a specialist hospital all the way in the state capital, where she received six units of blood. Over the next two weeks, Inno slowly recovered, along with her baby girl, who overcame a severe infection.

Inno and her family thank the providers for saving her life. But the truth is—no woman should have to go through what she did.

No woman, nowhere should have to fight for her life because she doesn’t have medical care and supplies available at every stage of her pregnancy. Because she doesn’t have a choice about pregnancy in the first place.

That’s why a Pathfinder-trained counselor began working with Inno and her husband, making sure they knew they had choices—to be free from never-ending pregnancy and to protect Inno and the six young children who rely on her.

Today, Inno is using family planning again. As she finishes her story, she scoops two of her children into her arms and holds them tight.

Learn more about this critical maternal and newborn care, including our our efforts to address postpartum hemorrhage.

Country: Nigeria
Focus Area: Maternal & Newborn Health
Maren Vespia

Maren Vespia

Maren Vespia is Pathfinder's Communications Specialist.

Leave a Comment

* Change


The 1950's noticed an explosion of prosperity for the United States Chanel outlet, and the dresses from that era reflect it. Right after two decades, the lean many years of the depression and the material rationing of the war have been in excess of. In 1947, Dior replica handbags sent shockwaves by way of the trend globe with his "New Look" collection. With its cinched waists and total, voluminous skirts, this fashion set the tone for many years to come. Curvy, hourglass were in!Females and bags are getting more and more inseparable because gucci replica handbags deliver them limitless happiness. Females like hanging them on their shoulders when they are dating, going purchasing and so on. Bags will be parts of females' lives and they will constantly want to buy new handbags even if they currently have had handbags.Prada messenger bag is a chic oversized handbag producing a fashion statement. Coming in 3 colors, orange, fire red and white, this bag is coated in the interesting however robust calf buck Chanel replica handbags leather. The overall style may be easy and casual, but it signifies that you can tote this with any outfit in your closet at anytime of the day. Besides, the big massive has a slimming effect. Except if you are incredibly skim,oversized bag always make your own search delicate in comparison. The polished steel hardware adds a hint of modernity.The young and the young-at-heart will genuinely get pleasure from the Lady Dior collection. The whole collection is beautiful in style and is set apart from other Christian Dior equipment and handbags. In truth, even if you're not a fan of Chanel replica designs, you'll completely appreciate the Lady Dior collection and all it has to supply.
baclow September 17, 2014
Al fine di garantire Rolex Replica una potenza di 10 giorni, visualizzato a mezzogiorno, - avvolgimento dalla corona Rolex Replica tradizionale - riserva, il Giga Tourbillon è stato arricchito con due coppie di cilindri a differenza Rolex Replica dei convenzionali gorghi che hanno in genere uno o due. "Fusti sono di un diametro di 16 mm, cioè 4 mm più lungo i fusti convenzionali, che fornisce loro una vicino-costante la forza necessaria per il funzionamento del Giga Tourbillon" garantisce il marchio.
taniawalters2 September 4, 2014
life of a couple when they have a baby. But it might be tough to find a perfect name for their little nike free run angel.
nutritional deficiencies. These foods contain the Louis Vuitton Outlet right balance of nutrients including carbohydrates,
rate of interest than a checking account. Thus, this a good option to safely deposit your earnings or cash
Having an exotic and unique christian louboutin shoes name for babies has become a trend these days. Following this trend, try out Moncler Outlet Store the
run and dart like Flash to avoid being caught by predators. And Louis Vuitton Outlet although they are rare, they were quite
charts in 1993, and was fairly Christian Louboutin successful in dominating the music industry for a while. It sold about 15
michaelkorsoutletsonlinesale.com />dopamine. So, adequate supply of amino acids is essential to ensure healthy dopamine levels. Michael Kors Purses Amino acids are
will soon find yourself in a need to maintain cordial ture religion sale equation with your ex. A situation to be friends with
less or no ray ban side effects and are effective too.Being at a position that's slightly on a higher [chenhuangjin] level in the
of fluorescence, but the absorbed light is released for an michael kors outlet extended duration of time, and hence, can show in
career-related crisis. Yet, Michael Kors Outlet it is surprising to see that not many people have mentors, and there may Michael Kors Outlet Online be
or on the surface of the ovaries, and most of the time, Authentic Louis Vuitton Bags they are harmless. They are commonly observed during
storage space. Every new model true religion factory outlet is considered as a 'generation'; basically, it means the new model is an
christian louboutin outlet online />it is a type of chemiluminescence. It should not be confused with radiation, incandescence, michael kors outlet online fluorescence, and
spend but rather invest in a low-risk option, then a CD Moncler Outlet is the perfect option for investing the same. If the
for your pet Christian Louboutin Shoes bearded dragon. The morning after a night of heavy drinking dawns with a throbbing new balance factory outlet headache,
and watch if the symptoms are not so serious. Depending on the Christian Louboutin Outlet severity of the situation, the doctor may
elaborated in the paragraphs below.Carbon monoxide Nike Free 3.0 poisoning, which occurs when excessive amount of this gas
your ex could be true religion outlet store possible, or a necessity, if you both share a child together, work at the nike air max same place, attend
touch in September, 2007, Apple has revolutionized the way we nba jerseys work, play, and listen to music. This device is
Russian names given below, [chenhuangjin] which are a mixture of traditional and contemporary ones. Some are cute, while
new balance shoes />which eventually stop the formation of new cysts. But they can't get rid of Authentic Louis Vuitton the already existing cysts, and
Louis Vuitton Outlet September 3, 2014
I really love your blog.I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying each and every little bit of the article and I have you bookmarked your site to check out new stuff you post. fiba 2014 fiba world cup fiba world cup 2014 fiba live streaming,
fiba September 3, 2014
I want to appreciate your properly written content it's useful and your writing fashion helped me to the idea with absolutely no difficulty. Thank you. obat herbal diabetes melitus | obat herbal kolesterol tinggi | obat herbal asma alami
obat herbal kolesterol tinggi alami August 29, 2014
Natürlich möchte ich auch meinen Internetzugang nutzen und daher möchte ich euch bitten mir zu helfen.replica uhren shop Nur wenige, besonders empfindliche Menschen sollten sich bei einigen E-Nummern vorsehen.replica uhren deutschland Genug also von der im Grunde überflüssigen Debatte um Kategorien und Schubladen. replica uhren Ich hoffe jemand kann mir helfen. Und das ist vor allem eine hervorragende Ausbildung mit einem erfolgreichen Mix aus Praxis und Theorie in einem internationalen Unternehmen.
watches August 27, 2014
Leave your comment here...Your blog is fantastic and you have good stuff in your blog. nice sharing keep it up. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. files upload
jenny August 21, 2014
Whether we want our presence felt at a celebration or at the prom hour, celebration dresses and prom dresses are always out there with us inside a wide range of size and style. Your evenings can often be cherishing for those who pick out cheap louis vuitton belts from our stock. The gorgeous and varied hue of those dresses adds to the glory and beauty with the individuals wearing them. In the other finish in the spectrum will be the women for whom funds is no object, who wouldn't be observed dead in a high street chain and who put on nothing at all but gucci belts for men. Immediately after all, females are renowned for their selflessness in regards to spending on family and friends, so why shouldn't a woman splurge slightly on herself? For the lady who's employed to shrewd shopping, the world of designer style is usually a small intimidating. Gucci belts for cheap and buckles could be fantastic for any gift providing occasion. Regardless of whether it's a vacation, birthday, unique occasion, and even a funny gag present, this could possibly be the proper accessory. Quite a few individuals dislike obtaining garments that they weren't in a position to try on. It's produced in Italy and includes a 1. 25 inch width. Golf is more than a sport. Regardless of whether it is actually cheap gucci men belts you wish or any other sort of designer brands for that matter, buy from a specialist and also you won't regret it. Wholesale designer bags are a must-have for each and every lady. Handbags are greater than just an accessory; they may be a necessity. You can also opt to personalize your cheap hermes men belts. Select your font and font colour, and sort in your customized message. Assessment and place your order. To prevent such, there is certainly in fact one particular superior way of pampering the feet by choosing just the correct type of footwear along with other footwear. The psychology behind the use of cheap gucci sunglasses on sale and also other footwear must actually be to guard the feet when carrying out a variety of activities, while lots of men and women have begun to wear them for fashion and dcor, compromising the protective purposes of a shoe. This really should not be the case due to the fact aesthetic and protective values on the cheap gucci belts is often well incorporated to bring each glam and safeguard the feet too.
cheap gucci men belts August 16, 2014
It that time of year when you start thinking dior replica of the toy collector on your holiday shopping list yourself! In the second part of our look at what hot in new toys for the collector this year we have omega replica several recently released items from Diamond Select that every toy collector will want to swiss replica watches have under their tree this year.
crosunkow August 16, 2014
The dial itself is silver replica patek philippe gondolo blue dial watches , with a dash of retro style, as Omega had in mind the 60 year old predecessor. The chronograph is positioned at 6 o'clock and adds a nice technical detail to the timepiece.
replica watches cheap August 15, 2014
Fendi replica handbags all homeowners to make house more comfortable nicer. Plenty of people probably must remodel their houses one time every years. However, sometimes they lack of inspiration ideas clueless about house remodelling.you think ginally intended for sports pitches. In the USA, they are marketed under the brand of astro turf. The earlier versions were successful. However, newer changes have led to artificial
jancke August 12, 2014
The second time, we all failed! Before the third jump, I could see him tense, he moves a bit stiff, not too! This means that I get the title. However, I launched the new wholesale football shirts high impact, though failed, I and my classmates was very happy.Memories of my drip campaign, there is always accompanied by the figure sweater. From basketball to athletics, from swimming to badminton, which jersey sweat soaked my witness my growth. Take care of all equipment by the two groups of coaches wholesale soccer jerseys increased to three groups. The most grueling riding electric bikes in front of my project done, it is unable to complete a full course, down at the half on the back. Whether in running, in the training forces, in the step cycle, the dark blue sweater with me he moved to venues, it is so comfortable and natural to close to me, so I will firmly maintain the feeling of movement. The 2014 Brazil World Cup cheap soccer jerseys finals will be in place in Rio's Maracana Mara Khanna stadium, either Argentina or Germany won the cup, for the German sports goods maker Adidas AG Adidas, after the two semi finals was the winner, sponsored by Adidas Adidas brand of Germany and Argentina teams are sponsored by Nike brand of the Brazil team and Holland team in the final stop. Star, Nike brand in the 2014 Brazil world cup can be cast into the shade, Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney, Andres Iniesta Andres Iniesta on the team after go home, Neymar in the 1/4 game and Columbia missed the semi-finals, the Brazil team in the semi-final by Adidas Adidas brand sponsorship of the German team "massacre", half filled the 5 ball, the 1:7 debacle, in the semi final and Holland team for the second runner up two games, as the sky defender, Nike soccer jerseys uk brand spokesperson David Luiz David Luis mistakes, especially the second throw the ball game and the Holland team in the tactical discipline so bad, it is this David Luiz David Luis this summer was the Premier League team Chelsea coach Mourinho sold to Paris Saint Germain, the only bright spot was Timothy Howard Tim Howard, in USA team soccer jerseys wholesale and Belgium's 1/8 finals is on their 16 saves record before the two teams into overtime.
briden August 6, 2014
Check out this web site right here
Ricki Lien August 6, 2014
I wish we could all stop fighting and work together and give all people of the world an equal life and live in loving peace. It hurts me to think how people suffer so badly while we are living the easy life in another country. Regards Vault NW
John June 17, 2014
Scroll to top