This is Neil, a member of the Melville Woodturners Association who has graciously volunteered to make wooden pinnard stethoscopes for me to take to Papua New Guinea for the Midwives and Village Birth Attendants. Today he gave me 11 more. We met at a shopping centre and we sat and had a chat for a few minutes. Neil is so pleased to be helping. I am so grateful for his help. I gave him a box of chocolates to say thank you, but he's diabetic. He said he'd eat the choccies slowly. I said I'd remember for next time and get him something less sugary! The support of people like Neil really inspire me to keep pushing forward.
The Knit, Natter and Needle group in Leeming have been making knitted Uterus' for me to take to PNG. I use the uterus to demonstrate what happens during labour and birth. The doll fits in the uterus and so I can explain how important the uterus is in the process of birth and that it must not be tampered with or else is goes into shock which leads to excessive bleeding. The knitted uterus is an amazing teaching resource that brings to life the anatomy of the woman's body. The women who are knitting for us are so generous of their time and obviously enjoy being part of this movement to help the women in remote villages of PNG.