Jeanise Jean Gilles, 38, had her second set of twins; two girls. 

When I walked into the delivery room and met Jeanise, she was so thin that I found it hard to believe she was about to give birth. I was even more incredulous to learn that she was having twins. 

Jeanise was admitted to Jude Anne Hospital because she had a history of hypertension, which can lead to eclampsia. She was also there because this was her sixth pregnancy (and her second set of twins).

Though I could see the pain on her face, she didn’t complain. She gave birth to two tiny girls, each less than 2kg. The newborn sisters clung to each other as the nurses cleaned them. Jeanise seemed happy.

Malnourished herself, with few resources and six other children, I wondered how Jeanise will feed these two new mouths. Jude-Anne Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 24/MAY/2007. (image by Julie Remy)
Jeanise Jean Gilles, 38, had her second set of twins; two girls. When I walked into the delivery room and met Jeanise, she was so thin that I found it hard to believe she was about to give birth. I was even more incredulous to learn that she was having twins. Jeanise was admitted to Jude Anne Hospital because she had a history of hypertension, which can lead to eclampsia. She was also there because this was her sixth pregnancy (and her second set of twins). Though I could see the pain on her face, she didn’t complain. She gave birth to two tiny girls, each less than 2kg. The newborn sisters clung to each other as the nurses cleaned them. Jeanise seemed happy. Malnourished herself, with few resources and six other children, I wondered how Jeanise will feed these two new mouths. Jude-Anne Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 24/MAY/2007.
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