My ex partner and midwife extraordinaire returned to Sierra Leone last month ( after a short home break ).
Tonight I wanted to lament the woes of returning to 10 days on call 24/7, until I read her e mail . Of all the mails in two years , this one truly made me feel helpless and extremely grateful at the same time . I will ask her permission to add it .
Dealing with maternal deaths and stillborns on a daily basis, due to lack of equipment and skilled staff , will affect a midwife forever . Add to that, the disdain from indeginous medical staff , who should be working as a team and the extreme disadvantage the population are at , and you have extremely stressfull circumstances.
My exceptionally strong Katie - I salute you ! You are a shining light ♥