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!