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Part 1 – The Delivery

The matron raised her face to look at the old clock hanging from the wall of the barely lit health center. It was just a few minutes before 2 am. It had been a trying early morning.

The last of the motley crowd had just left. It had been crazy, but everyone left cheering and exchanging fist bumps. The delivery of the triplets was successful.

At one point it looked as if both mother and unborn children would be lost. At another it looked as if the mother was not going to make it. She was indeed strong. She pushed and pushed. One time she passed out and had to be resuscitated. The midwife said she had never experienced a delivery like this. Through it all, the community waited, patiently, for news, any kind of news. Read the rest of this entry »