Archive for the ‘prenatal check up’ Category

Passion for people in South Sudan

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

To see our dear sister published in one publication outside the Philippines is a big honor to us, her family and gives a good impact to our country about Filipino nurse-midwife working in the third world country, not only that, they also sent a letter and card of appreciation to our parents for ate’s excemptional service to the people lives in south Sudan, especially in helping pregnant mothers gave births. Lots of baby named after her (Lorelee) as their way of honoring ate’s care for them and to their little ones..we are so proud of you te..

This is the booklet that they sent to us, the front cover is the picture of Dr. Brantly, the Ebola survivor, he is Ate’s co-staff in Samaritan’s purse International relief. God bless SP team. Continue serving in Jesus wonderful name! Lord spare them from Ebola especially my sister in that place, wrap them with your precious blood. Amen!

For the first time

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I worked clinic today. I was at home. I woke up 5am to travel back to the place I work. I was very tired because of helping and assisting my sister’s wedding yesterday. My feet really hurt from standing for a long time. I was glad that I was able to sleep in the bus. There were a lot of new patients came for their initial prenatal check ups. One patient made me laugh. There is a question in the form that asks about the family planning used. She wrote there they used contraceptive pills and add a comment that says “our family plans to save money to build our own house”. For 10 years of working, it was my first time to encounter that answer.6/29/09

Odd cravings point to iron-deficiency

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

In my field of work most common problem of pregnant women is anemia. I did about 15 prenatal check-up and 70 % of them are anemic. There is what we call physiologic anemia which means it is normal for pregnant women that their iron or hemoglobin level is lowered during pregnancy. It is called in medical terms “Physiologic anemia”. People with iron-deficiency anemia may develop strong cravings to eat dirt, rice, ice, paint, starch, raw potatoes or tomatoes. Such cravings are called pica (PIE-Kuh). If you experience an unusual craving, tell your doctor about it. A simple blood test can show whether you have an iron deficiency. Other symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia include fatigue, pallor, cracks in the sides of your mouth and brittle nails. They also complain of difficulty of breathing by just walking a short distance. We are doing our best to help them to have their hemoglobin level with in normal limits.

Studying for the exam

Monday, January 12th, 2009

I am very excited to have another chapter in life in my nursing profession. I will be Training in Medical Intensive Care Unit this February whenever I pass their Qualifying Exam. I specialized in Maternal and Newborn Nursing. I care for pregnant women, doing prenatal, delivering babies, baby check-ups and postpartum check up. I can’t wait to be in the other area of Nursing. Right now, I am reviewing or studying for my up coming exam this January 16, 2009. Include in my prayers.

Rescue 911

Monday, October 6th, 2008

The another day,  I was on duty from 2pm-10pm. The first 7 hours was so quiet no patients came in. Until at 9:45pm here comes the Rescue 911. They brought in a patient who already delivered at home and the placenta was already out. Patient had prenatal check-ups in our clinic. Baby was fine no problem except the baby was cold. The patient was also doing great. No bleeding. She was sutured because she had a 1st degree laceration. The next day she came back for mother-baby check. Two of them were doing great.

Baby in the womb

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

dsc03755 This is me doing prenatal with my cousin who is 39 weeks gestation. It is a great honor to be her midwife. It’s so special. We are so excited to see the baby. It is really a wonderful adventure to finally see the baby when she/he comes out.
A Love affair with children starts the moment they are born. For some of us, it begins even earlier. The closeness of carrying a baby in the womb makes separation seem strange.