Sunday, May 27, 2007

La Maternidad

Here we are (Elizabeth and Betsy) after assisting Natalia with the delivery of her second baby. She is 17 years old which is older than a lot of the patients giving birth here. Some mothers are only 12 years old that give birth here. The youngest we have cared for was 15 years old. The word epidural is non-existent down here and the only anesthetic given is for C-sections. It's amazing how tough these women are down here.
We thought it would be fun to take pictures of the moms and babies for them to take home. They were pretty excited for the pictures...for some it is the only one they'll have. -BL & EF

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