Today was the first day of the new Midwives for Haiti Post-Natal out patient follow up clinic on the grounds of Hopital Ste Therese. Illa did follow up visits and Jusline did mom/baby assessments hospital discharges.
After intensive discharge teaching all week, especially about "early milk" and encouraging moms to breastfeed fequently, drink plenty of water and eat a variety of healthy foods....drummroll...
ALL of the babies had LESS than 10% wt loss and MOST of them were already ABOVE their birth weight!
The mom's were all recovering well too.
Juslene also shared that over the weekend she had an inpatient mom that she saw before discharge and upon her postnatal assessment found the baby had a fever. Rather than just walking out the door 6 hours after delivery...never to be seen again, a possible infection was identified & her baby was referred to the Pediatric unit for early treatment.
Two of our opening day patients are nurse graduates of Midwives for Haiti's Skilled Birth Attendant program. They not only had colleagues deliver their babies in the hospital, but now they're receving postnatal care follow up from former classmates & new co-workers as well.
It made for a lively FIRST day!
Gotta love any work day that includes a moment like this...!
Pauline's Beautiful Baby GIRL
Ivanese's GORGEOUS Baby Boy
Goal met: the 3 H's
Happy Healthy Haitian Mom's & Babies!!