Obstetrician Anne Kathryn Goodman (center) oversees births at the Health and Human Services field hospital in Port-au-Prince. As of Friday morning, Jan. 22, six babies have been delivered at the field hospital.
Expectant father Jean cries outside the birthing tent. He fears that by asking his wife to drink a lot of "Sport Milk," a type of protein drink, while pregnant, he has made the baby too big for birth. Goodman assures him this is not the case.
After about 2 1/2 hours of labor, Sampson becomes the sixth baby born at the hospital. He later received care for a fast and irregular heartbeat — a complication of a difficult labor. He was cared for throughout the night and is now doing fine.
Proud and relieved, Jean holds his new baby just minutes after birth. Jean used to work in a textile factory before the earthquake. But the factory has collapsed and he and his wife do not know what they will do after they leave the field hospital.
Dr. Goodman smiles after a long day at the field hospital. She is the hospital's only obstetrician/gynecologist and has overseen the delivery of the six babies born so far. She is a member of the Massachusetts 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).