Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Born at the side of the road.

This morning Gideon was brought by his uncle and aunt. He was only 12 hours old. Last night he was born at the side of the road. The mother started to have contractions and they decided to bring her to the Health Centre on the back of a motorbike. Halfway the baby came, they had to stop and the baby was born, then they proceeded on their way to the health centre. The mother was bleeding a lot. They arrived in the health centre, but they couldn't do anything and the mother passed away. The family came to ask for help for the baby, which they named Gideon, the father was at home in shock. Gideon is a big boy, his weight is 3 kg. He is drinking, we had to retie his cord, it was bleeding a little bit and we started him on antibiotics, he had a bit of a temperature. Being born at the side of the road is not the most sterile environment!

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