I leave for Haiti February 19th. I am gathering supplies and asking for donations to buy tarps, tents, vitamins, formula, etc. The birth center will donate all the medical supplies needed. Email me for details if you can donate. I will be staying in Hinche and traveling from there doing mobile prenatal clinics (this means getting on a motorcycle and driving up into the mountains on dirt roads to do prenatals out in the open air in small villages). During the nights I will be doing night shifts at the hospital catching babies and such. I have heard from my dear midwife friend who is there right now that the situation is truly heartbreaking and the need for help is so great. Today she had hundreds of people in line to see her and she had to turn many away when it got too dark to attend to them. They brought babies and children and pregnant bellies for medical care. I don’t know if the stories from there will be appropriate to blog on this website, so I will probably start a new blog for Haiti in case someone is interested in all the details. I will post the URL here as soon as I get it set up.

February 17, 2010