So we made it to Lusaka in the end! Despite this little man deciding to come one week before his due date. It was Sunday the 25th November when in the morning there was “signs” that things where about to start. And as it takes a good two hours to reach Lusaka, we figured it was safest to start off straight away. However, he was in no hurry as I only had some sporadic contractions during the day, we even went to the mall and enjoyed a nice big lunch followed by ice cream (which I regretted later…). We only left my husbands cousines place at 21hrs to go to the hospital. There I had a lovely midwife, my husband and mother-in-law by my side as things progressed. And at 03.10 a little boy was born. So the question remains, was it worth paying for a private hospital? Well, paying ten times what I payed in the public hospital did not take away the pain, that’s for sure! But I did have all the attention needed from my mid-wife, and if something had been wrong I think this hospital would have been better equipped to handle it. Conclusion, health is very much a class issue where money can guarantee a safer delivery and I am forever grateful that I have the privilege of choosing a better option for me and my newborn baby boy.