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  • woman in town and all women wish they were as fat as you You are exposed to TB and Hepatitis in less than five minutes You see a truck going down the road with seven bleating goats tied upside down You start a mental list entitled Things I Have Seen On a Motorcycle in Haiti and it includes A Family of Four a live pig and a goat If you are cuddling a little kid at a feeding center whom you realize is soaked in pee and then you realize that s okay Your favorite perfume is Eau de DEET You order rum and coke and you get a bottle of rum and a bottle of coke You Might Be Working for Midwives for Haiti If A set of clean sea foam green scrubs size small is not only a Hot Commodity that you can trade for beers or favors at the house but Very Nice Business Attire for the day Every day You get a blood pressure of 220 130 on a clinic patient who thinks you are crazy for being VERY concerned She also tells you that taking her diuretic is not convenient because it makes her pee

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  • it seems She works hard to support her children a boy who is 8 a daughter who is 4 and now an unexpected new daughter Shirley found this baby girl in the garbage lot outside her apartment in Port au Prince last fall She tells it very matter of factly that one night she went out to empty her trash and heard a baby crying in the dark Knowing the sound of a newborn cry quite well she sees babies born every work day with us in maternity she located this little baby in the debris and took her home The infant was only hours old and still attached to the placenta She cleaned her up cut her cord dressed her got her some formula and adopted her The baby is now 7 months old and walking She will eventually go to a good school just like her siblings Most Sunday nights Shirley rides a tap tap an open bus or truck with people sitting on benches from Port au Prince to Hinche a 2 5 hour ride to do this job translating Creole English for volunteers who are teaching at the hospital During the work week she stays in

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  • the young women s choir was singing a song that included the chorus Thoughts on above feet on the ground I thought about the girls who were singing in much the same way I thought about this girl What lies ahead for them When they hope for the future what do they have to hope for I wondered as the Haitians sang if they do not have a better understanding of feet on the ground than we Americans do We manage to escape from the more difficult things of life like hunger lack of clean water washing clothing in the river bucket baths dirt floors and no educational opportunities or hope for better times ahead Instead we comfort ourselves with our food our drink our clean and lovely floors our modern kitchens our heated and cooled cars workplaces and homes We live in constant denial of our own death the death of our loved ones and the misery that most of the rest of the world deals with daily We watch TV and read Facebook and constantly escape in computer land so we can forget that life is fragile and precious My work in Haiti is as necessary to my

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  • enthusiastic student in the 7 th Midwives for Haiti class Classes began only three months ago Today she s learning the fundamentals of the mobile prenatal clinic to bring monthly comprehensive prenatal care vitamins and necessary medications to twenty remote villages surrounding Hinche Clinic begins An SBA gives a brief informative talk to the gathered women charts are handed out blood pressures and weights obtained Brena s preceptor has her eye on a woman and she asks Brena to evaluate the lady She s due to deliver her third baby and reports passing fluid this morning Seeking to examine the woman Brena realizes the clinic s wooden bed has a dirty ripped mattress certainly not ideal for a possible birth Quickly the portable exam table is opened an exam is performed and the woman is found not to have broken her bag of water but to be in early labor Her history and vitals are reassuring so she is offered water and juice She s encouraged to walk Two hours later the woman seeks aid She has the urge to push and indeed her exam confirms its time to deliver Brena gently supports the woman s back as she lays

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  • worse Within an hour or so of receiving pitocin she was screaming her baby out Again a little unusual I would have expected a 9 th timer to be an old pro Anyway the baby came But it didn t breath There was meconium staining and the student midwife on staff was slow and clunky with her aspiration of the baby s nose and mouth As I saw that the baby was not breathing I asked for the ambu bag and began the resuscitation The baby was still unresponsive and apneic not breathing Within a minute we had also begun chest compressions because the baby s heart rate was low Cathy did the first shift of chest compressions as I bagged the baby I began the mantra of neonatal resuscitation One and two and three and breath and one and two and three and breathe and Over and over The baby a little boy was not responding He most likely had meconium in his lungs and the ultimately quick delivery did not allow for enough squeeze to get it all out Most people believe now that meconium aspiration is the result of an in utero distress In the U S we deal with it often in the NICU and the babies live This little guy though was not going to have that advantage We resuscitated him for 30 minutes which is a long time for that kind of thing He was finally breathing on his own but he never took a full cry and he had the rhythmic agonal gasping of one who is desperately trying to receive air Miss Genette offered that we could try to find a pediatric doctor to help I thought that was a great idea and so I carried him out of the maternity ward and across the courtyard to the largely ill equipped pediatric unit The baby boy was breathing on his own but was still limp and unresponsive Cathy and I would continued ventilating him with the ambu bag which seemed to be offering him more support Miraculously the doctor somehow came up with an oxygen machine So we put a nasal cannula on the baby and observed He definitely seemed to be doing better with the oxygen but I still felt that this baby needed more care Could we transfer him to Paul Farmer s hospital 45 minutes away in Cange The doctor agreed that this was a good idea and said that he would make the arrangements I left the hospital about an hour and a half after this birth having stayed with the baby the whole time I felt that he was doing a little better He had a little better muscle tone but he still hadn t cried and most of the time his eyes were closed He was receiving the oxygen and was now under the care of the pediatrician I was adamant with them that this baby needed to be watched carefully until he was transferred to

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  • birth to my last daughter in 2007 I started training to be a midwife started taking a course and I was certified in 2013 I have a very small home birth practice in a remote place Kodiak Island off the coast of Alaska I may be the most remote midwife in the United States most likely Its nine hours by ferry to get to the mainland And that s not to the big city that s just to the mainland and from there you have to drive five hours to get to Anchorage And with all the stops it takes to get there it takes about 24 hours to get to Ancho rage from where I live I d had some friends who had gone to Cap Haïtien and some other friends who had come to Midwives for Haiti and blogged extensively about it So they were the inspiration and especially the thing I noticed is when they came down they would always go back I don t know anybody who has only been once So that to me is a good sign The midwives at the hospital taught me a ton of stuff too Because I m not used

    Original URL path: https://www.midwivesforhaiti.org/easyblog/entry/notes-from-a-volunteer-midwife-in-haiti.html?tmpl=component&print=1&format=print (2016-04-29)
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