Pregnancy in Nairobi slums is matter of life and death for many

It was a chilly Tuesday, and just like the weather Eunice Atieno felt a chill run down her spine. She had just left Medihep Hospital in Mukuru slums for a checkup following a miscarriage. Bearing a loss, especially the loss of a child, is not easy. The Friday before this particular hospital visit, Eunice had felt a sharp searing pain in her lower abdomen. She also noticed some liquid leaking out through her birth canal. She was about six months pregnant. She also started experiencing labour pains. Eunice was confused because she thought she was only about three or four months pregnant.