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.read more
Pakarii Casa de Nacimiento (Pakarii Birth Home), the first birth center in Peru, was opened in Lima in 1995 with the purpose of promoting and expanding the philosophy of natural birth and waterbirth. In the Andean native language Quechua, Pakarii means “dawn, coming...read more
The practice of midwifery in Mexico is a millenary profession. But since the decade of the 1950’s, midwifery has had an important decline as attention moved to the biomedical model of obstetrics. With this change has come criticisms of massive institutionalization,...read more
Maison de Naissance – Torbeck, Haiti
An effort to curb maternal and newborn deaths in a rural area.
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