24 Jan Afghan Mothers Delivered into Good Hands
Farangis Sultani had her hands full. A woman in labor had just arrived by way of a donkey to the clinic in Badakhshan province where Sultani works as a midwife. Sultani went to work delivering the baby, then learned the woman was pregnant with twins—and the sibling of that first arrival was not in the correct position to exit the birth canal safely.
As she relayed the story to a National Public Radio reporter in September, Sultani suggested a higher power may have had a hand in the baby turning on its own and being delivered successfully, as she had to turn her attention to the twins’ mother. The woman was bleeding and in distress.
“After injecting some drugs and medicines, I finally managed to stop the bleeding,” Sultani told NPR. “And at the end of the two days, she was completely healthy and she went home.”