A young Haitian doctor finishes delivering 26-year-old Joanne Desir's first baby as she's being held by her husband, Patrice Zephir, in the back of a pickup truck outside the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince. (Photo: Miami Herald)

 

*In Port-Au-Prince (Haiti), Gina Pierre was laid on her back in the dusty tent, crying out in pain and clenching her older sister’s hand.

She was about to give birth to triplets.

Two days earlier, the concrete walls of Pierre’s home had collapsed around her. Now, there was no place to deliver her babies — only the tent made from scrap metal and bed linens where she and her family were sleeping.

“Please, God,” she prayed. “Let my babies live.”

Pierre is among the hundreds of Haitian women who have gone into labor following the Jan. 12 earthquake.

Read more of this Miami Herald story HERE.