Kahranmanmaras, Turkey – Emine, a woman in her 20s, lies in a hospital bed in Kahranmanmaras, a city devastated by last week’s earthquakes, as medics perform an ultrasound. The sound of her baby’s heartbeat fills the room as Emine’s eyes fill with tears.
Dr Erdogan Nohuz, a Turkish-French obstetrician who flew to southern Turkey from Lyon to help with the medical response, hears from the nurse that the patient is in pre-labour. Emine, her face contorted in pain and anguish, says she isin her 40th week of pregnancy.
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