Newborns are helpless, parents are restless and the machines beep.
There are tubes, ventilators, blue lights to cure jaundice.The most remembered feeling, for who was there on their first or last child, is impotence. Life is an incredible fight in tiny hands.
Everything happens in the Alfredo da Costa Maternity Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (MAC).
Meanwhile, the fate of the maternity-hospital is suspended as the portuguese economic crisis is pushing the Government to close the oldest working unit in Portugal.