Week 2 in Malawi has flown by. Mornings with the orphan care children and afternoons teaching, I'm definitely getting into a rhythm and have almost gotten used to waking up at 6:30 in the morning. On Saturday we visited the free clinic Maternity Ward, however calling it a ward requires a stretch of the imagination. There is the delivery room, which has 6 beds for the women close to giving birth. They have incredibly limited supplies, with just one resuscitator for when babies need help breathing when they are born. They have some pain relief and basic medical supplies such as gauze and needles, however if there are complications. There is one ambulance available which transports the women to a hospital better equipped to deliver babies. The other ward is a small room with 14 beds and extra mattresses on the floor for overflow patients of which there are usually many. This ward is for post and pre natal women, meaning the women waiting to give birth and those who have given birth are all cramped together in the same room. The ward is in desperate need of an extension, it is the only free clinic in a 20km radius. Many of the women walk there once labour starts as there is no collection service and they cannot afford transportation. Although there isn't much that can be done right now due to lack of funds (MAMF plans on extending the maternity ward) , we took some jumpers and hats for the newborns which had been lovingly knitted by a friend of MAMF. The women were incredibly grateful as many of the women cannot afford even the basics needed to raise a child. Every little helps and a hand knitted jumper is a great gesture of support for these women.