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I’m afraid I’m not adjusting well to the time difference on this trip. I’ve been struggling with headaches, and found it just as difficult to sleep last night as I did in Honduras. I’m hoping .it will get better.
Today was my orientation at the hospital – and since it was a quiet day (meaning not much staff) I attended my first birth. Having so many clinical sites and so many preceptors has prepared me for the first couple births with a new midwife – when you are not sure what she is expecting of you, and you don’t really know what the set-up is going to be. Other than feeling completely disorganized, I felt OK. The mother was amazing and knew what to do, so it didn’t matter that I don’t speak Swahili.
I’ll be back in the hospital tomorrow.