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Mothers who never became mothers....

The face book is full of “mothers’ day’s wishes”. And I also added my contribution to the same, by sharing a blog article which I had written when my mother was with us, in the late stages of Alzheimer’s.
And I was at the same time reading the life story of Ida Scudder. The story of, how she as a young lady resisted the thought of being in India, but three events which happened the same night changed her life to consider a return to India. The rest is history. The events were – three young women in labour, dying the same night, because there was no lady to provide care for them. And Ida though requested, did not want to go, because she was untrained. Nor would the husbands allow her father the Doctor, to care for them because of their religious and cultural practices. (Dr Ida, Passing on the Torch of Life). This was in 1890’s, from an “undeveloped India”.
I had been away for a few days and returned to our hospital this mid week. Walking into ICU the first patient I saw was, a lady, …