Child Birth through the world ...

In France we have three levels of maternities at our disposal . . . but elsewhere?

In the East, Africa, Latin America, at the Pygmies ? 

The magic of Child Birth is experienced differently through the world.

 

Positions . . .

Giving birth standing up, squatting on the floor or being on all fours . . .

 

Many rituals . . .

Hair falling loose "to untie the bond"

doors and windows closed, or alone and silent against a tree . . .

 

Conditions . . .

Women go up to a remote clinic at the rear of tricycles on rough roads ...

So many opt for home birth, most of the time in dangerous conditions.

 

Lack of essential nutrients can affect the health of both mother and child.

In Indonesia malnutrition is responsible for a growing number of small babies,

with the cascade of secondary effects that we know .

 

So many things to discover, to learn, to understand . . .

This "flying mission" is fascinating.

Across all these countries, there are small maternities,

births, women and babies . . .