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Monday, January 10, 2011

Delivery Room!!

The average cost for a birth at Mercy is about 7 US dollars, even still many patients can not pay all this up front. If a mother has hypertension, twins, is breach, or has other complications then she is transported to the local hospital and cannot give birth at Mercy.

This baby was just a couple days old, we were doing a checkup which included weight, temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, skin color and a similar checkup on the momma.

Here is one of the five birthing beds

Busy birth room!

This is the break room where we sit while we are waiting for patients or while they are laboring with their "bana" (boyfriend, husband, or helper)

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