Expectations: A Mother-to-Be Heads to Brazil to Report

“How are you feeling?” is a question I get a lot these days. It’s the first one my doctor asks when I sit down on the...

Inside a War on Natural Birth: C-Sections as Status Symbol and ‘Choice’ as a Myth

Adelir Carmen Lemos de Goés just wanted a natural birth. Already a 29-year-old mother of two, she had a trained attendant assisting her; she had a healthy...

Foreign Doctors Help Poor Brazilians Get a Leg Up

Just three months ago, the public clinic near Maria Selma Dos Santos’s home didn’t have a single doctor on staff. Prior to that, she could schedule...

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