Monthly Archives: October 2012

Clinic- Sin Respirar

26 Oct 2012 I was working in the pharmacy, filling prescriptions and giving patients instructions about how to take their meds.  I picked up the next patient chart.  Leticia, 51 years old.  The only things the physician prescribed for her … Continue reading

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Of Women, Children, and Midwives

17 Oct 2012 Browsing through an outdoor market on a sunny Saturday, I noticed a young woman and three of her daughters walking in front of me.  The girls, trailing behind their mother like ducklings, looked to be around 6, … Continue reading

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A Night at the Midwife’s

29 Sept 2012 Doña Ana is a well-respected midwife whose home is in Aldea Buena Vista, about an hour outside of Xela.  The story goes that she delivered her first baby at age 11 when her midwife mother was busy … Continue reading

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