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...

Trading Wellness Tips, Brazil’s Community Workers Plug Primary Health Gaps

Marcia Cristina Bonfante and Adriana Siqueira Lima live in the same neighborhood in western São Paulo and have daughters around the same age. But when Ms. Bonfante drops...

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