Busy day in clinic

Today we were awoken at 5:30 to the sound of knocking on the front gate… a mama in labour! She was pretty far along (8cm) and it was her first pregnancy. She had amazing strength and gave birth to her beautiful boy within 1 hour of arriving. I (Laura) was on-call to help the midwife in whatever way needed- it was an exhilerating experience! Keshia is on-call for the next birth, which could be at any moment. We will cycle through being on-call to help and do the post-partum care (vitals, breastfeeding, etc) for the rest of the time we are here.

We opened the naturopathic clinic for a few hours this morning and were able to see several patients each. We saw some common complaints- headaches, belly aches, cough, etc. and did our best with the resources we had to help them.

Well- the power is out now so we will sign off for now!

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2 Responses to Busy day in clinic

  1. Jane Moore says:

    Wow, what a busy and yes – “exhilarating” – day that you have had!

  2. Dimpi says:

    Keshia & Laura,

    Happy to hear you both have reached safely and are now actually experiencing live births! Be safe & can’t wait to continue reading about your journey!


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