Mafinga woman delivers baby alone in a Lusaka lodge

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A woman from Muyombe in Mafinga district, who is attending the on-going Women Exposition, last night delivered a baby unaided at Tecla Lodge.

In an interview from Kalingalinga Clinic where Maita Mutambo and her baby boy were admitted for observation, the mother of four said she did not expect to deliver because medical staff in Muyombe assured her that she was far from her delivery date.

Ms. Mutambo said she was taken by surprise when she went into labour during the night and had no choice but to deliver the baby on her own at the lodge.

And Gender Minister Nkandu Luo presented a hamper to Ms. Mutambo at Kalingalinga Clinic this afternoon.

Professor Luo said as much as the birth was eventful and surprising, Mutambo’s story exemplifies the resilience of women.

The baby has since been named Expo Chagwa after President Edgar Lungu who opened the women’s Expo at Mulungushi International Conference Centre on Tuesday.

And Kalingalinga Health Centre Officer-In-Charge Phidelina Kunda said both the mother and baby were out of danger and were by press time earmarked to be discharged.