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Dying Mothers - Sierra Leone(43 images)

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  • Mommy watches as a new blood bag is attached, she is in shock and telling them she is fine. Emergency treatment of Mommy at PCMH. ..Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • Mommy who is in shock gasps for air and pleads for water as she is stitched by the doctors, she also tries to get up claiming she is fine and has to be held down by the nurses. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital).
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  • After the doctor finishes to stitch Mommy she is wrapped in a blanket, but in her shocked state she refuses to lie still, twitching and throwing of the blanket and almost pulling out the needles for her drops. Midwife Hawa Fofanah pleads with Mommy to stay still telling her "listen to your baby crying, are you not happy to have a healthy baby" while nurse Maria Jean Koroma presses out the last blood of Mommy's second transfusion. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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  • Blood from Mommy. Mommy started bleeding soon after delivering at 9.30, by 11 o'clock a doctor is called and he examines her and finds a cervical tear, he decides to stitch it. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital), Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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  • Mommy is stiched by Dr Nico who has identified a cervical tear, while nurses hold her down and try to calm her. Emergency treatment of Mommy at PCMH.
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  • from the next bed Mommy's new born baby girl lies ignored as the nurses and doctors struggle to save Mommy's life.  Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital).
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  • Nurse Adimire brings more blood from the blood bank, Mommy's third pint. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital) , Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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  • Despite the stitching Mommy continues to bleed. Mommy's bed sheets covered in her blood. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • Women from "Jesus is Lord ministries" pray for Mommy, screaming and chanting, pouring oil on her. They were according to the staff called by a family member of Mommy. Nurse Bintu Janneh (green dress) and sister Kristiana Seymon watch. Mommy is still alive. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital), Freetown, Sierra Leone..
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  • Nursing aid Isatu Bangura watches Mommy after she died, one by one all the nurses leave the body. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital), Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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  • Mommy's body is left alone as the staff wait for someone to come and pick up her up. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital), Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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  • Midwife Hawa covers Mommy's body. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • Mommy's baby arrives home and is dressed for the first time by friends of the family. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • Aisha, a friend of the family holds Mommy's baby...Mommy delivered and died after delivery from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • Mommy's son Rahim the day after his mother died, no one has told him what is happening.
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  • At Mommy's family home her best friend Fatmata cries as friends and family gather to mourn and see the baby on the day she died. ..Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • Mommy's newborn baby. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • Pink hat and booties, Mommy was convinced she was expecting a girl and had been buying lots of pink outfits for the baby. ..Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • Mommy's body is placed on the stretcher (by mosque morgue caretaker Kalil Conteh) that will be used to carry her to the cemetary. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding in Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • The next morning her body is carefully washed and dressed by older ladies from the community. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding in Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • After the women finish to wash and dress Mommy's body the mosque morgue caretaker Kalil Conteh ties her body up.
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  • After 1 o'clock prayers in the mosque the day following her death, sheik suleiman Said Mansaray leads prayers to Mommy outsides the central mosque, while the women wait on the other side of the wall. Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding in Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • The women watch and scream as Mommy's body is taken away for burial ..Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • Mommy's aunty Agnes Vanguahun cries as Mommy's body is taken away. ..Mommy delivered and died from postpartum bleeding at the PCMH (Princess Christian Memorial Hospital). Freetown, Sierra leone.
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  • A portrait of Mommy in her parents room, she was their only daughter.
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