Imagine. You find yourself in the depth of a South East Asian jungle with no means of communication. On one side your path is cut by a flooded river; on the other you must run a gauntlet of check-points manned by troops protecting an unstable political situation. Add to this mix a woman presenting with pain and bleeding having been moved by a stretcher team over the course of three days– what do you do?
While this sounds like the clichéd plot of a Hollywood movie, this is the reality faced by Australian midwife Monica