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


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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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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Kijan ou rele?
How are you called? Aug
6 Blog: Guest
Bloggers: Viola & Eva             Today,
in order to remember the names of our sixty five friends at the orphanage, we
decided to take photos of each of the girls with their name tag. With the much
needed assistance of ...

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Three for One!
(Dina) We are quickly falling into a regular rhythm in Haiti.
Volleyball at 6am (Maria and Norrell “off to work”), then a big nap for us, off
to the boys’ campus for lunch and Kompa-guitar playing, moto-taxi ride to the
Azil (the orphanage run by Mother The...

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A Haiti Day
Prestige is the local beer here and we sit and drink. It has been a long Haiti day for all of us. Lots of stories to tell, but for now, I will just send photos, and rest. A longer post tomorrow about our adventures.

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First Day at the Hospital
    Norrell blogs today: Today was our first day at the hospital.  We arrived by motorcycle taxi with our translators at 07:00. The first thing that struck me was the odd odor of the place- kind of a fermented B.O. mixed with the open pails of urine at the ...
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