I don’t get asked very often if I am a doctor, as a matter of fact, never at all. Although today, I was asked, “Am I a doctor”?, “No”. “Nurse?”, “No”. More of the roving photographer I am sure the midwife wondered what I was really doing. And that is what has been so exciting. GoDocGo has been to two hospitals to screen women for cervical cancer. I have been lucky enough to work and observe alongside a great team of doctors and other medical personnel. It has been so eye opening, in every sense of the word, to be a fly on the wall.
The word for mid-wife in French is Sage Femme and it accurately describes the women we have met at the clinics. While at the clinic, there is a real feeling of camaraderie and support that exists between the patients and the mid-wives. The patients seem truly grateful although sometimes nervous.