Rural hospitals are sometimes faced with giving care to patients who should be in a major hospital. That's exactly what happened to the Andean Health and Development hospital in Pedro Vicente Maldonado (PVM) when Fabiola arrived in labor with twins, 5 weeks before her due date.
There was no time for Fabiola to travel from the country to Quito. The lives of her twin babies were in the hands of the PVM rural hosptial. Fabiola's babies were born without any major issues. Each was only 3 pounds. The rural hospital provided comprehensive neonatal care—antibiotics, intravenous fluids, phototherapy, aggressive feeding, and lots of TLC.
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