#WATWB: Helping Homeless Women Give Birth

Posted: 2018/04/28 in Blogging
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In a world where humans are increasingly isolated and the cost of healthcare is always rising, being pregnant and homeless can be too harsh an experience. Every child deserves a home to grow up in, but looking forward to having a child who will never have a home or a country can fill the heart with despair.

Fortunately, there are women like Memuna Sowe whose compassion, love, and kindness  lead them to dedicate their lives in helping the unfortunate women in the world.

Memuna helps pregnant drug addicts, asylum seekers, street families, and people who have escaped war-torn countries with only their lives.

 Memuna Sowe is Britain’s midwife of the year according to the British Journal of Midwifery. Memuna stands out from many of her colleagues because she devotes her life to helping marginalised pregnant women, including asylum seekers and rough sleepers. Her family are originally from Sierra Leone. They inspired her to take up her chosen career.

Memuna’s story can be found here.


Memuna Sowe, BBC

This is the 13th celebration of the WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST #WATWB which is carried out every last Friday of the month, and which aims to spread love and positiveness in this vulnerable world. A celebration of heroes who can still restore our faith in humanity, especially in this period when our world seems to be full of endless series of horrible happenings.

Our generous co-hosts for this month are: Shilpa Garg, Dan Antion, Simon Falk, Michelle Wallace, and Mary J. Giese.


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  1. Another angel doing amazing work to help others!
    Thanks for sharing, Peter!
    Writer In Transit

    (P.S. The link above to Memuna’s story doesn’t work)

  2. bikerchick57 says:

    Peter, thank you for sharing the story of this amazing woman. She truly is an inspiration and guardian of light for these women and the marginalized. Another blessing to the world.

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us, Peter. It is so uplifting to see someone who cares so much and provides such much needed help.

  4. Susan Scott says:

    She sounds so lovely on the BBC – and she IS lovely … thanks Peter for sharing this story of Memuna 🙂

  5. Shilpa Garg says:

    This is such a heartwarming story of someone going the extra mile and doing her bit for people who not only homeless but so hopeless and helpless too. More power to Memuna!

    • Peter Nena says:

      Thank you Shilpa. She says in her interview that the homeless women look for her, which means she has become their beacon of hope, their light in the dark. More power to her indeed! Thanks.

  6. hilarymb says:

    Hi Peter … thanks for sharing about Memuna – I hadn’t come across her and I listen to the Beeb quite a bit. Amazing how people help – she is certainly a shining light and example to many of us … she must make so many women’s lives easier at a time when they need all the help they can get. Brilliant – thank you … Hilary

    • Peter Nena says:

      Thank you Hilary. In a world that seems to be constantly getting darker and darker, Memuna is a truly uplifting soul. Thanks.

  7. Kalpana says:

    Memuna is a rock star and I’m so happy to have read about her on your blog. It’s true that every child deserves a home to grow up in. I want to add that every mother deserves to look forward to the miracle of birth.

  8. YAY for midwives! I had one for my home (water) birth. We think premature violent interventions (forceps, vacuum, C-sections) are normal in the Westernized “educated” world. Women suddenly forgot that our body knows what to do.

    • Peter Nena says:

      Oh, yes! The body always knows what to do, indeed. We forgot about that. We forgot the body can heal itself and repair its wounds and purge itself of the toxins we inhale and consume all the time. Overreliance on artificial medicines may have undermined our natural immunity. And the education system that focuses on thinking rather than feeling made us lose touch with the natural environment, with other life forms, other humans and even with ourselves. Animals rely on feeling and they seem to understand the earth so well. Thank you D!

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