'Akwai jariri!' (There's a baby!) I said to her.
'Akwai Debo' she responded with a smile.
My eyes widened in surprise. Now, it's not uncommon for patients I'm not treating or their family members to learn my name . . . but it's always 'Déborah' . . . it's only certain staff that call me 'Debo'.
And then I remembered . . . in the Fulfulde language 'debo' means 'girl'.