Sr. Nora Wiseman

A Child Is Born

By: Sr. Nora Wiseman 

March 14th last year was just like any other day in the midwifery department in our hospital here in Mokpo, Korea. There was the usual quota of expectant mothers waiting to have their babies. Among them was Chang Hae Sook, a thirty-one year old woman who was to have her fourth child. She was premature labour and was hemorrhaging .

At 8:30 pm the obstetrician deliver a baby boy weighing 750 grammes – less than two pound bag of sugar. The doctor nodded to the pediatrician present, telling him that there was no hope, and he threw the little morsel into the trash can