Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day.  In honor of this day,  I thought I would share this link on A Birth Story in a Bangladesh Slum.  (borrowed from a million mom's challenge)

"In late 2011, Philadelphia-based freelance photographer Sarah Bones, part of the collective Photographers for Hope, went to Bangladesh to photograph the urban delivery centers or “birthing huts” opened by BRAC, a global development organization active in 10 countries, in the crowded slums of the country's capital, Dhaka. She witnessed, and captured on film, a dramatic scene as one 17-year-old Fazila, endured a difficult labor – first in the birthing hut, later on the floor of a stranger's hut."

I am passionate about women's health and birth related issues.  Maybe one day I will be able to travel internationally to practice.
Health care in other parts of the world is so lacking.  It breaks my heart that women and newborns have to suffer this way.

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