Friday, July 23, 2010
Abortion in Haiti
Provoked abortion is illegal in Haiti but many women still have abortions.
The mother of this baby came into clinic groaning in pain the other day. She states that she was three months pregnant and took some pills to terminate the pregnancy.
Bimanual exam on the mother revealed a dilated cervix with the baby's head at the cervical os.
The baby slipped out and smelled very "septic".
Mother had a fever of 102 F.
We gave the mother IV antibiotics and performed a D&C.
Mother did fine, her fever disappeared, and she went home in two days.