International Service

Along with the two other Zonta clubs in the Niagara Region, our chapter has put together 1000 birthing kits this year which were sent to Guatemala to help women there who have few facilities when giving birth.  Birthing kits provide the essential items to promote a safe, clean delivery and to encourage good aftercare.

What is in a birthing kit?                                                  

Plastic – 1 m x 1 m or 36″ x 36″
Gloves, 2 per kit
3 pieces of umbilical cord tie, or 2 clamps
Scalpel/razor blades if cord is used
Gauze- 5 small squares