birth in south africa

A Postnatal Ward Round on Sunday

A Postnatal Ward Round on Sunday

I was at work to see the postnatal patients. My hours were 8am-12pm and there were a total of 32 postnatal beds. That means 8 minutes per patient (if they were full). Which is possibly do-able....if everyone's vitals, symptoms and state is perfect and does not require any further questioning or tests. 

Dignity is a basic human right in Childbirth too

 Dignity is a basic human right in Childbirth too

I have seen racism, rudeness and force by the head of departments. I have seen disregard for consent. I have seen midwives joke and poke and stare at various vulva’s when the mother is conscious and her head is behind the screen in preparation for a caeserian section.