The Pregnancy Dilemma

One can only imagine what this young woman went through amidst painful contractions, becoming septic, eclampsic, with the sun beating down on her relentlessly in the boat during the day while the threat of crocodiles and getting lost loomed at night. Did she even have enough to drink or eat during her journey?

By the time she arrived at Kapuna that Friday evening, the baby had long been dead.