What is a week at Casa Compasiva like? Well, on a typical Monday I might walk in and find the midwives teaching a prenatal education class to six or eight women and some husbands/boyfriends. One midwife is leading everyone in exercises, another shares the gospel in a devotional “chat,” one might demonstrate bathing and caring for a newborn, someone will show a birth video emphasizing breathing and a variety of positions, and finally one midwife will lead a “nutritional focus” awarding prizes for the mama with the healthiest diet or perhaps the most pure water consumed the day before. After class, the pregnant ladies disperse to different rooms all over Casa for their prenatal check-ups with the different midwives and usually a final once-over-the-chart with Doctora Donaji.
So I just want to take a moment to say how proud I am of our staff. They are truly an amazing team!