I go to the IPD at midnight, 3 am and 6 am to check on the woman with twins. By morning her contractions have diminished, they are only mild and irregular now. A false start. I am immensely relieved and pray that she will hold on till tomorrow when the plane comes. I listen to the baby/babies with the Doppler, order some more IV fluids and start antibiotics. If she starts into active labor there is nothing I can really do, except watch impotently as the disaster unfolds. I check on her periodically during the day and pray for good weather for tomorrow. We are into the rainy season now when the condition of the airstrip becomes tenuous and we are often ‘unlandable'.