After being reassured that they retained the initial training for a normal birth and the use of medicine for post-partem hemorrhage, Dr. Skankey decided to tackle other problems that could arise from different positions of the baby. Breech birth was the first. Two of the women had experienced this and so Bob had them go through the process with the pelvic mannequin. Then he addressed Face up birth and feet first–the last being virtually impossible for them to deal with. They each demonstrated dealing with the different problems to Dr. Bob’s satisfaction. He is demanding and exacting and they are very smart, hardworking and willing–a good combination.
Since the Tuareg and Wodaabe deliver in different positions we used the appropriate position to demonstrate. Here, Fatima, a Tuareg, uses their on the side style, while below Azarra uses the kneeling position favored by the Wodaabe.