Australian Doctors International

‘Right place at the right time to save lives’

It was Dr Susanne’s first day on patrol when she came into contact with a mother who had been in labour all day. The mother’s progress had stopped and it was clear that there was a rare malpresentation which meant that the labour could be prolonged or obstructed.

Because Dr Susanne assessed the patient after 6pm in the evening any option for referral would have to be the next morning. Instead she was able to consult the obstetric doctor in Tabubil and the decision was made to induce labour in Kungim.