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It’s Hard to Imagine

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Apr 09

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The expectations of a Cambodian traditional birth attendant – Imagine working in a discipline that you’ve never had any training in, but you’re expected to know everything…

Imagine carrying the responsibility of 2 lives in your hands and if something goes wrong you have to carry that burden with you for the rest of your life …
Imagine being blamed for the death of a mother or child in labour …
Imagine not having any ‘sterile’ tools to cut an umbilical cord, and the knife you use infects the baby and the baby is now extremely sick …
Imagine seeing a mother convulse, due to a pregnancy condition and not knowing what to do or how to help …
Imagine watching a mother or baby not breathing and never being told about resuscitation …
Imagine not having any pain relief options to give to a woman in active labour …

Imagine being a Traditional Birth Attendant….

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