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Beauty is healing

Beauty is healing

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doctorswithoutborders:

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“I was the only midwife on the day Sedra’s mother came to MSF’s hospital in Syria,” says Amanda Godballe, a Danish midwife for MSF. “She was only six months pregnant, but the delivery had already begun. She was expecting her first children – two twin girls. There was no way to stop the delivery as it was already too far along. In our hospital we had very limited possibilities of taking care of premature babies. We had no pediatricians, incubators, or medicine to treat babies this premature. And as I was the only midwife at the hospital that day I had to do some creative thinking, especially because I knew that the children were likely to need resuscitation to stabilize them enough to be transferred to a more fully equipped hospital over the border, where treatment was possible.”
“I got my Belgian co-worker and nurse to help me in the delivery room, although she had never assisted with a delivery before. But inexperienced hands are better than no hands! At the same time I had my good Syrian colleague to help me and also an interpreter.” 
“Both children were quickly born. First Sedra – bottom first – and then her sister – also with her bottom first. They each weighed about 1,200 grams. Sedra was reasonably well stabilized with the help of an oxygen mask and an electric radiator to keep her warm. Unfortunately, her sister did not do as well. She died only 30 minutes old. Sedra was transferred to the border, in one of MSF’s ambulances, along with her mother. And there I was, in the backseat of an ambulance with a teeny tiny vulnerable human being, who had so many odds stacked against her. At the border we had to wait, and when the medics finally came I had to hand them the small bundle across the barbed wire fence, drive back to our makeshift hospital, and hope for the best.”

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo by Mario Travaini

“I was the only midwife on the day Sedra’s mother came to MSF’s hospital in Syria,” says Amanda Godballe, a Danish midwife for MSF. “She was only six months pregnant, but the delivery had already begun. She was expecting her first children – two twin girls. There was no way to stop the delivery as it was already too far along. In our hospital we had very limited possibilities of taking care of premature babies. We had no pediatricians, incubators, or medicine to treat babies this premature. And as I was the only midwife at the hospital that day I had to do some creative thinking, especially because I knew that the children were likely to need resuscitation to stabilize them enough to be transferred to a more fully equipped hospital over the border, where treatment was possible.”

“I got my Belgian co-worker and nurse to help me in the delivery room, although she had never assisted with a delivery before. But inexperienced hands are better than no hands! At the same time I had my good Syrian colleague to help me and also an interpreter.” 

“Both children were quickly born. First Sedra – bottom first – and then her sister – also with her bottom first. They each weighed about 1,200 grams. Sedra was reasonably well stabilized with the help of an oxygen mask and an electric radiator to keep her warm. Unfortunately, her sister did not do as well. She died only 30 minutes old. Sedra was transferred to the border, in one of MSF’s ambulances, along with her mother. And there I was, in the backseat of an ambulance with a teeny tiny vulnerable human being, who had so many odds stacked against her. At the border we had to wait, and when the medics finally came I had to hand them the small bundle across the barbed wire fence, drive back to our makeshift hospital, and hope for the best.”

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I really do make awesome sauce

I really do make awesome sauce

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Mothers Day

Mothers Day

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Yesterday was Mother’s# Day

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Lost in a wilderness? Give a call

Lost in a wilderness? Give a call

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londonshiatsu:

yumuseum:

THERE ARE FOUR SONS. WHICH ARE YOU ON PASSOVER?
 Joseph Steinhardt’s vision of the four sons of the Passover Haggadah are highly personalized, rather than based on traditional depictions. Here the wicked son, traditionally depicted as a soldier, wears a Prussian uniform and carries a sword. The other sons: wise, simple, and the one who does not know how to ask a question.
Passover Haggadah, artist Joseph Steinhardt (1888-1940), Vienna and Berlin, 1921. Gift of Estelle Heinrich. Collection of YU Museum (2001.387)

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londonshiatsu:

yumuseum:

THERE ARE FOUR SONS. WHICH ARE YOU ON PASSOVER?

Joseph Steinhardt’s vision of the four sons of the Passover Haggadah are highly personalized, rather than based on traditional depictions. Here the wicked son, traditionally depicted as a soldier, wears a Prussian uniform and carries a sword. The other sons: wise, simple, and the one who does not know how to ask a question.

Passover Haggadah, artist Joseph Steinhardt (1888-1940), Vienna and Berlin, 1921. Gift of Estelle Heinrich. Collection of YU Museum (2001.387)

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londonshiatsu:

beauty is the essence of healing.
londonshiatsu.com

londonshiatsu:

beauty is the essence of healing.

londonshiatsu.com

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"“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.” ― Rumi"

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