Ajila Webhe -2nd Prize Winner
10 year old Ajila Webhe displayed the unthinkable when she assisted in the delivery of her little nephew at the absence of a professional midwife or doctor.
Precisely on May 8, 2011, about 12:30am, Ajila’s 16 year old sister had gone into labor. With just the two youngsters at home without a car or driver, the circumstance was severe as their family doctor whom Ajila’s sister had called by telephone could not come at that time of the night.
Seeing her sister in intense labor pains, Ajila feared she could lose her and summoned up courage to act as a midwife. At about 4:ooam, the contraction had become intense and by 4:30am she had dilated enough for delivering, Ajila took a towel to hold the baby’s head. As her sister pushed, she pulled the baby’s head and in no time, the baby was delivered. She got a scissor to cut the umbilical cord and used a cloth peg to clip it.
By 6am, the doctor came to the house to find the baby had been delivered without complications.