Banke, April 24
Madhusara K.C, 30, of Baijapur VDC in Banke had no desire to give birth to eight children but being unaware of the family planning methods she unwillingly gave birth to six alive and two still-to-born babies.
"I gave birth to eight children by the time I became 30 years old and only six of them are alive today," she expressed her grief.
She had experienced a dreadful and unforgettable pain while giving birth to eight children in an interval of a year.
She remarked that once she had to pass through a terrible incident when she faced miscarriage of her three-month old baby owing to the poor condition of her health.
During this time she didnít received any health service, she added.
Like during the menstruation cycle, she has been facing bleeding in a regular basis. Yet she had not received medical treatment as there is no health post in the village, she said.
She canít even travel to Nepalgunj for the treatment owing to her poor financial condition
K.C is just an example to reflect the bitter reality of the largely ignorant and poverty ridden Nepali women. There are many women in the VDC who have been passing through the same ordeal.
Rina Budamagar of the same village, who gave birth to four children before she was 27, has also been living in a miserable condition like K.C.
The women of Nayagaun, Baijapur are compelled to give a birth to the child annually because the contraceptives are not available in the whole village.
As a result, reproductive health of the women is degrading accordingly.
The health status of all women residing in Baijapur, the new village discovered by the state around three years back, is reflected by these two women.
There is no health post in the village and they cannot afford to reach the district headquarters to get health service, said Rina Budamagar.
Consequently, the women of the village are compelled to give birth to a large number of children at an early age, said locals.
The maternity and child mortality rates are also high in the village, they added.
Many women of the village had already lost their life in course of giving birth to the child.
Speaking at the first health camp conducted in the effort of a non-government organization recently, a few women of the village divulged their pain and shared their dreadful experiences, while a few returned without telling their problem.
They also demanded establishment of a health post in their locality.