I made it back to Atlanta safe and sound last night, and fell asleep on the couch before 9 pm. This has been the hardest trip for me in terms of time-change. It took me a few days in Dar es Salaam
I broke one if my rules by agreeing to do births in Tanzania- I agreed to work in an environment where I couldn’t really communicate with the women. If I cannot communicate, I am very little help. Actually I can be worse
One of the cool things I get to learn about here is post parting IUDs. In the US, you would wait for the checkup to insert at six weeks or later – the US had a fairly high postpartum follow up rate
One of my learning goals while in Tanzania is the partograph. It is a visual representation of the labor that allows you to identify problems quickly. The biggest struggle to learning to use this tool is the reality of Tanzsnisn hospital birth.
I was asked by several people to get lots of photos. I can’t feel good about doing that. My first problem is that when I work with a woman, I can’t really communicate well with her. This means she can’t really give
I’ve spent four days at the hospital. It is a busy place, and seems understaffed and as if the maternity has been squeezed into too small a space. I’m learning their routines, and getting faster at my planning and doing. It felt
I’m at the airport with a bording pass, which has been no small feat given recent weather events. I will arrive in Tanzania a day later than expected, but the delay gave me a wonderful night with an old friend and a
The paperwork is mailed so I suppose it is official. My next trip will be to Tanzania, and it will be this fall. For the geographically challenged, Tanzania is south of Kenya, but in the same general region as my other African