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Maria Iorillo
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San Francisco Licensed Home Birth Midwife
San Francisco Licensed Home Birth Midwife

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Day 5, Backpack Day!
  Yesterday we finally gave away the backpacks that families
from Rye collected for Gampson’s school children. The storage room at the
Midwives for Haiti house that housed our 600 pounds of donatables is finally
looking sparse. Over the course of the week, ...
Day 5, Backpack Day!
Day 5, Backpack Day!
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Day 4 - A mural, a row boat and a goat named Viola
It’s 10pm on Day 4 of our trip and I am finally able to sit
down and jot down a few thoughts. It is hot. Haiti hot.
Hard-to-fall-asleep-at-night hot. Two-showers-a-day hot. Sticky. Sweaty. Hot. A good morning at the Azil. Tyler is working on a mural of a
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Day 2, An Introduction to Hinche Mother Theresa’s order of nuns run feeding centers and orphanages around the world. In Hinche, they have a feeding center where they take in malnourished children, nurture them back to health, and then send them home to thei...
Women in Charge
Women in Charge
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The adventure begins!
As I sit on the veranda at the Midwives for
Haiti house, all is right with the world.   Let’s just say, all is right with my world. After postponing the trip
due to a fuel hike that caused rioting and protests in the streets in
Port-Au-Prince, we got the gr...
The adventure begins!
The adventure begins!
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Faces of Haiti
Somehow, this trip has gone by in a flash. We are committed to 2 orphanages and the Midwives for Haiti program. So, it seems, every moment is filled with some activity or other. We've loved every minute of it and the consensus is that we wish we could stay ...
Faces of Haiti
Faces of Haiti
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Bèl Dezòd la
(from Dina) Early this morning Maria and I took a “ti mache” (little
walk) around the corner, literally. We left the Sage Femme pou Ayiti house and
took 2 quick rights and the most beautiful vista was right in front of us.   People walked quietly to work an...
Bèl Dezòd la
Bèl Dezòd la
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Haitian Home visits!
I jumped at the chance to do home visits here in Haiti. This is by far my most intimate view into the life of a Haitian mother and baby. Clinically, the visits are largely the same as my visits at home: how are you? how are things with the baby? Is the baby...
Haitian Home visits!
Haitian Home visits!
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July 26, 2017 We have been so busy. Then, at the end of the day, when I
can finally sit at a computer, sometimes the internet is down. Like tonite. I’m
writing this offline and hopefully can post it tomorrow. Yesterday I went to the ti-clinic. That is the l...
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Women in Charge
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Haiti - We are here!
It took us two days to get here, but no time at all to fall in love with Haiti all over again. It is hot and sweaty and dusty and we love it! Having skipped last years trip due to the Zika virus, we haven't seen our friends in two years. The girls at Maison...
Haiti - We are here!
Haiti - We are here!
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What day is it?
After a hugely successful week, we arrived in New York City. Not without our final medical adventure though. After our 3-hour car ride from Hinche to Port Au Prince, checking our much reduced baggage, and settling in to await our flight, Viola fainted and t...
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