Pregnant Haitian nurse rescued From rubble
A 43-year-old Haitian nurse, pregnant with her first child, was pulled from the rubble Friday in a three-hour rescue mission led by Brazilian soldiers.
Jean Baptiste spent 70 hours buried in the rubble of her former place of employment, a five-story children’s hospital in Port-Au-Prince. Amazingly, her husband worked in the same building and also survived.
Baptiste was recently reunited with her rescuers. She and her unborn child continue to recover in a make-shift Brazilian-run hospital in Haiti.
Jennifer is a professional freelance writer with over eight years experience as a hospital nurse. She has clinical experience in adult health, including med-surg, geriatrics and transplant; she also has a particular interest in women’s health and cancer care. Jennifer has written a variety of health and parenting articles for national publications.
By Jennifer Fink, RN, BSN