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Indian mother and boy

Mothers, wherever they live


March 7, 2014
Birth can appear very different in different parts of the world.

In some countries we give birth safely between the white walls of hospital surrounded by medics and machines. In others, relatives and neighbours will circle the birthing woman, singing in the dark of a hut, far from medical help.

But the woman at the centre of the picture – wherever she lives – is undertaking the same phenomenal journey to the edge of existence and back.

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