Save The Children #healthworkers

I have regularly complained about the fact that I can’t find a doctor that I like for V.  I have also regularly complained that I’ve had to wait an hour or two in the waiting room to see the doctor.  I have also questioned why (over here, at least), I have to pay to see the doctor, receive shots, collect medicines in advance.  Before we’ve been seen by anyone.  

It’s all terribly inconvenient.  

Until you hear about the Save the Children Campaign.  


It certainly put things into perspective for me.  I can still *see* a doctor.  My baby will *still* get treated.  I complain – but I shouldn’t – because we are lucky.

It is time for change, and you can help to make a difference in the lives of children all over the world.  You can support the campaign by signing the form here.

Mummy from the Heart and Hello, it’s Gemma are hosting a blog-hop to raise awareness of the need of healthworkers.  They’ve asked people to:

“Write your 100 words about a great health professional you have encountered in your life.”

This is my contribution:

His heart was beating faster than it should have been and we didn’t know how he’d manage through contractions.  The doctor said I could be induced, or he could take him out immediately – knowing a c-section would be better, but letting us talk about it.  We toyed with the idea of being induced and having baby naturally.  Luckily, the doctor said he thought taking the baby out now was a better plan.  I look at my boy every day and mentally thank the doctor – because the cord was around his neck.  Twice.  If it weren’t for him, would my boy have made it?  Thank you TG.

I’m not going to tag anyone, because everyone I know has already been tagged!  Please sign the form and show your support and/or write your own post and link-up.



7 thoughts on “Save The Children #healthworkers

  1. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head> <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> </head>We should keep reminding ourselves about how lucky we are. <p>Sent from my BlackBerry?? smartphone provided by Airtel Nigeria.</p></html>

  2. I’m another one who was fortunate to have fantastic health worers during both my labours which ended in EMCS, in both cases my children wouldn’t have made it had it not been for the Drs and nurses nd in the 2nd laour I probably wouldnt have made it either.Its so sad to think that if we lived in Africa our lives and families wouldn’t be as they are.Great post & use of your words x

  3. There are so many people who are not as fortunate as us, and we have to do what we can for them.Thank you for stopping by and for commenting 🙂 x

  4. Thanks for taking part, it’s been very moving reading so many posts with similar experiences, so many women and babies that in other places, in other circumstances the outcome would have been so different. thank you for sharing.

  5. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head> <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type"> </head>Thanks for reading and well done on all your hard work. It’s sad that it takes the suffering of other people to remind us of how lucky we are. <p>Sent from my BlackBerry?? smartphone provided by Airtel Nigeria.</p></html>

  6. Oh goodness, scary stuuf. We do need reminding how lucky we are sometimes. Thank you so much for joining in, it has meant so much having all this support behind me as I’m shouting.

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