Mexico has one of the highest rates of cesarean sections in the world. Almost half of all births there are by C-section. But, as Jonathan Levinson reports from Mexico City, some women there are upset about the practice and they’re looking for alternatives. As well-trained midwives become more available, natural birth is coming into vogue.
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Maison de Naissance – Torbeck, Haiti
An effort to curb maternal and newborn deaths in a rural area.
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