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“There is a foot!”

Sue says the words I will never forget: “There is a foot!” Then, continuing: “It’s twins!” I look down at the little foot kicking out of Maiko’s body. I stare at Sue, Sue stares at me. Ten seconds of complete bewilderment, and then we act automatically. We clamp and cut the cord of the first baby and call an ambulance.

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About Author: Sonia Richardson

Sonia Richardson is a midwife who trained in Italy and qualified in 2000. She practiced in London and now lives and works in Bristol, UK. Her special interests are homebirth and international cooperation. She lives with her partner and two children (with another on the way) and would love to take the whole family to work on a midwifery project in a developing country.

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