Marie’s Story: A Healthy New Beginning

Moms will do anything for their children — just ask Marie.

Marie was nine months pregnant, arriving at Boston Medical Center with just the clothes on her back. Since migrating from Central America through Mexico, she had been living in unsafe housing and her pregnancy was at risk. Marie needed care immediately.

MarieIn her home country, Marie faced an increasingly hostile political and social environment. She and her partner spent two weeks traveling on foot through dangerous trails in search of a better life. They had little food and water, and Marie had no access to prenatal care.

Immigrant expectant parents are more likely to face pregnancy complications including lower birth weights, mental illness, and issues from emergency cesarean sections. At BMC, we are working to change that. Generosity from people like you not only provides safe pre- and postnatal care for patients like Marie. They help us provide access to nutritious foods, medications, and pathways to safe housing so all families can thrive.

Thanks to BMC, Marie delivered a healthy baby girl and got help with short-term housing, food, and more. Marie has also formed a special bond with a few of her caregivers and is grateful for the BMC nurses and social workers who have helped her along the way.

“BMC has made me feel that I’m not alone. They take good care of me,” Marie says.

BMC is here for all of Boston—those longtime Bostonians and those seeking the healthy new beginnings they deserve.

Will you help patients like Marie get the can’t-wait care they need at BMC? Donate to Boston Medical Center.