Sarjo Jaw, a mother said, she was delivered of all her children at home except one.
"I faced a lot of challenges during labour and have stopped bearing children due to a complication I had while giving birth to my last child,” she said.
She also highlighted transportation challenges to Kuntaya Health Centre which is very far from them.
She pointed out that, a lot of women in the village have lost their lives during or after labour while others also lose their babies after birth due to transportation constraints.
“We appeal to The Gambia Government for an ambulance or a hospital to boost the health of our children and reduce that maternal mortality rate," she appealed.
Fana Manga, a local midwife who learned from her in-law said, she helps women when they are in labor but pointed out sometimes she is not able to accompany every woman in labor to the hospital.
She added that, sometimes some women will also give birth on their way to the hospital because in most cases, they ride horse and donkey carts and the highway is in bad condition.