The Carmelle Center continues to function successfully now nearly a year after opening. Open daily and staffed by Fregga Charles Dorsaint, RN, the services provided include pre-pregnancy education, pregnancy testing, general medical screening, contraceptive education and methods, dispensing of free contraceptives, prenatal education for women who are pregnant and follow up for all of the women who receive services.
Fregga teaches prenatal classes three days a week for women who are seen at the Clinique Sant Esprit and enrolled in their prenatal program. All women followed by Dr. Dorsaint receive a standards 4-6 classes of prenatal education prior to 24 weeks gestation. Following that they are followed by Freega and Dr. Romel until birth.
The clinic services have increased steadily each month since opening and we are tracking the numbers of unplanned pregnancies seen in the Clinic Sant Espirit. Final data will be available at the end of the first year (September 2017) Early data is very promising related to the effectiveness in decreasing unplanned pregnancies in the Croix Des Bouquet catchment area which both clinics serve.
Month operating costs are $800. The bulk of this is for salaries for the staff. Please consider donating via the link on our site for Paypal.