Day 5: We were scheduled to attend mobile clinic today and I was grateful as it as in Cabestor because that is the location of the new Midwives for Haiti clinic. The Land Cruiser was loaded up with 10 of us and all the supplies for the clinic. We drove for 2 hours over very rough roads. I called shot gun to they and help with my car sickness issues. I was able to sit next to Leona who is such a lovely young woman. She is here for a year as the in-country program coordinator.
Day 4: It was an early morning as our hospital shift began at 7am. I braided my hair, ate some oatmeal and hopped on the moto to the hospital. It has been so nice to reconnect with the translators and see pictures of their children. Upon arrival to St Therese Hospital the memories of previous years came rushing back. It is difficult to express the degree of disparity in all facets of life between Haiti and the US but particularly in the realm of healthcare. As I walk past t
Day 3: I actually slept pretty good. We all woke up and had some breakfast. I made some peanut butter toast and ate a fresh banana. The toaster is broken so I had to hold the latch down but it came out perfect. We took our time getting dressed and we hopped on the back of motorcycles 3 deep and went to Rivage Community Church. Gampson was waiting outside for us ready to welcome us all. The children had on their Sunday best and sang us many songs. The community thanked us f
Day 1 and 2: Saying good bye to the kids is always the hardest part. My amazing sister helped me drag all the luggage to the meeting spot for our group. This trip I am accompanied by an eclectic and amazing group of women. Two women from my daughters school, Carol and Sonya. A certified nurse-midwife named Kimberly who attends home birth in Phoenix. Fatima who is a doula and midwife student and her friend Chartrese. Loaded with 750 pounds of supplies we got our luggage all ch