Agnes’s bold stand and persistence caused the DCMC staff to re-envision the use of the RCH building to accommodate deliveries. Thanks to donors who responded, remodeling plans began and a birthing area, which
included a surgical suite for C-sections, was completed in 2012. The results of a bold stand, sensitive staff and responsive donors have provided a legacy for the many women who have found DCMC a safe and clean place to welcome their babies.
These are often the signs of pre-eclampsia and require immediate intervention, as pre-eclampsia can lead to eclampsia, sometimes called, “toxemia.” Eclampsia, which can cause maternal seizures or even death, occurs at a much higher rate in developing countries.
Fortunately for Josephine, DCMC has the proper staff and facilities to handle complicated births. With the help of nurse Aligawesa and Dr. Mwampagatwa, Josephine gave birth to a healthy baby boy via C-section.