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Not Going to Catch

The program I am working through in Honduras puts volunteer doulas in public hospitals.  The idea is that the presence of a doula will begin the process of making changes in the way women are treated.  It is a nice concept, and only time will tell if it will really work.  In the mean time, [...]

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Lost In Translation

My Spanish skills are improving slowly every day, but the gap between myself and the women I am serving in Honduras remains wide. Working cross-culturally isn’t just about being able to use the same language, it is about having an understanding of the different meanings of normal every day existence.  It is about coping with [...]

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Difficult Decisions

In my first semester of attending births in my program I had something devastating happen – I had to send a woman for a cesarean surgery.  It was her first baby, I labored with her at the birth center and we pushed in every position and used every trick I knew to get the baby [...]

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Jul 24th, 2012 Training

Enjoying Honduras

I don’t normally have my computer with me during the day and can only access the internet at the few cafes that provide free WiFi for my phone to tap into.  But today I decided to work on my thesis and so here I am able to provide you with an update of the trip. [...]

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