Thursday, June 13, 2013
In the U.S. I taught childbirth classes for more than 20 years. When I arrived here I had classes in Spanish to the ladies here. However, with the opening of the clinic, my time has been working at the clinic. However, when new mommies come in with their babies, I've given them small amounts of clothes, but have had to hold off because of my lack of supplies. When I went back to the U.S. on my sneaky trip to visit my friend for her nursing graduation, I was gifted clothes from two sweet friends, Amy Henry, and Annette Christensen. So...I spent the last two days organizing and preparing the clothes for our medical brigade. Dr. Greg will be bringing an ultrasound, and after their appointment, I'm going to bring them into the clothes closet and they can select what clothes they want for their newborn babies. They also will be given disposable diapers and cloth diapers. It is mandatory for moms to take a layette to the hospital to have their babies which includes diapers, maternity pads, clothing, socks, a hat, and a blanket. If they do not have their layette with them, they are not allowed to hold their babies until fully clothed. So, this gift of a layette will be a huge blessing to these extremely poor women.