Giving birth to my first child was a smooth sail for me, i didnt even know i was in labour at all although i was in pain but it never dawn on me that i was in Labour pain.
But it wasnt the same with my second baby last year. Baby didnt come early and later was advice by a matron to drink hot lipton tea. I did that religiously and in no time i fell into labour, the pain was unbearable though. I gave birth but blood didnt stop coming. I had post partum haemorrhage and was going into shock because i could barely see or know what was going on again.
All I knew was that i was given something to drink and later on the blood stopped. I later knew that i was given raw egg and Milo mixed together with hot water.
Because of the Post Partum Haemorrhage, the blood residue from the womb wasnt taken all out and i kept bleeding after delivery for almost a month and half.
At the long run i went for a mini surgery and i wasnt given anesthesia so the pain was so much but i became better.
This ordeal deepened my zeal to ensure women living in Rural Communities access primary health care in my country.
We need to constantly advocate for vertical equity in health care delivery in other to decrease mortality rate of women during child delivery.