After torrential rain all through the night we headed to IHK again. On arrival we were each assigned a mentor to work with for the day. Rachel headed to theatres to observe an elective caesarean section and Sam and Stacy took part in the longest ever ward round of four hours! The theatres at IHK were well equipped and had neonatal resuscitation equipment.
The first thing that Stacy was shown was where the mirror was to ensure your hair and make up was flawless! Both midwives and patients here seem to place more emphasis in the midwife looking attractive and 'professional' rather than their skills and manner!
Sam was involved with an interesting case-an Asian baby who was having blood tests as it had questionable genitalia. This is a really rare disorder and further investigations would be required.
In the afternoon we went to antenatal clinic where we saw a scan of a woman in her first pregnancy who was about to be told she was carrying sextupluts! The outcome was expected to be poor.
After a long day we headed back to Banda Inns for the last time before heading to Gulu in the North of Uganda. We packed up our room and got ready to go out for our farewell meal with Dianne.
Both Dianne and Jean have been really supportive to us throughout our stay and without them we would never have had such fantastic experiences. They are two truly inspirational midwives.