Monday, March 8, 2010

A Time for Good-Byes...

Hello fellow bloggers, travellers and followers. It is now the end of our trip and an amazing experience. I feel that there are few words to describe the tremendous amount of knowledge I have learned and how much I have changed. I ended my experience on the maternity ward of which I have very little experience. The midwives, students and doctors were so welcoming to me. The teaching done was amazing to help me to feel more comfortable on the ward. I experienced my very first birth and it was so amazing to go through something like that and share that with the mothers. The feeling of being a part of a new life is so wonderful. The mothers are so excited to share with you their new baby and for you to hold them. To top of my experience it was my birthday and I couldn’t have asked for a better present, to see a brand new baby.

I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of the nurses there and my fellow students. It was such an amazing experience that I really wanted to be able to help out with one and be a part of a mothers life changing event. The next day (Wednesday March 3rd) a mother was in labour and with twins, something that I was very excited that I could potentially be a part of. Another student that I was working with was also with me. Lindsay delivered the first baby and then we switched spots and I was able to deliver the second baby. It was an absolutely speechless event to see that baby take its first breathe and hear her cry. The joy that I felt to hold that baby, weight it and wrap it was beautiful. I sat with the mother after the birth for only 5 mins and gave both her baby girls baby toques from Canada.

Overall, my experience has been absolutely wonderful I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The other students that I have worked with have been an amazing support system as well as the 3 leaders of our group. The friends I have met here are ones that I will never forget as well as the experiences they have shared with us. Thanks to all of those who followed our blog, supported us in the hospital and share the experiences with me. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Take care and see you all soon,

1 comment:

  1. sorry i missed your birthday. Can you imagine Nick and Will that small. I am so proud to have you as my niece. Be well. Hope to see you this year. Share your wisdom....