Wednesday, September 21, 2011
placenta and a uterus. The purpose of that was to start preparing for giving a prenatal class in Armenia Bonito. As far as I know, there is only one other person in all of Honduras that is giving prenatal classes. The concept is, if you will, foreign. So I honestly didn't know if anyone would even attend. How could I lure women to come? I finally decided that if they came to my class, learned what I taught, they would receive the necessary items to have their baby at the hospital (a hat, socks, diapers, onesie, blanket), and I would attend them in the hospital when they were in labor. And not one, but four ladies came! Now, my Spanish is definitely better than when I first arrived 3 years ago - but explaining labor, Kegel exercises, Braxton-Hicks contractions, perineal massage can be challenging in English - so I knew my Spanish was going to be put to the test. But all the ladies had a GREAT time! And hour and a half later, I had taught them so much stuff, sent them home with lots to read, and plenty of things to practice at home. The funny looks I got when we were practicing our patterned breathing was quite comical to see - but I expressed the huge importance of this, and I think they got the idea. I plan on having a class the third Tuesday of each month - and am hoping to educate a lot of ladies! I look forward to seeing where this will take us!