Reaching the Remote: Maria's Baby

April 14, 2015

Part 5 of our compelling 6 part series. Maria is pregnant, a few days overdue with her baby in a dangerous, transverse position. Out here in this remote location, when to transport is the most difficult question. Dr. Jordan sees the complications ahead, live on screen with hand-carried ultrasound. Women in these communities almost always have their babies at home and infant mortality is high. The mother and grandmother's anxiety is compounded by the practical and financial difficulties in getting to a hospital far away. Complications lie ahead for pregnant mother Maria. Dr. Jordan, a pediatrician on the Floating Doctors team uses hand-carried ultrasound to confirm the dangerous position of the baby and realizes options are limited. The need for a C-section is looking more and more likely but the hospital is far away. Maria and her mother anxiously consider the financial and practical obstacles in getting there. Sign up hereto watch all six episodes and download Dr. Ben LaBrot's 10 tips for using portable ultrasound in remote locations.

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