Mother and Daughter

By Nicole Melancon | August 17, 2014 | Ethiopia

I met this beautiful Ethiopian mother at a Lie and Wait House where she waited with her daughter below who was days within giving birth. In rural Ethiopia, some women are hours on foot from the nearest midwife or hospital. The lie and wait house is a place where woman can wait to deliver and be near a health care facility. It has saved many lives.

Nicole Melancon was in Ethiopia in June, 2014 as a reporting fellow with the International Reporting Project.

This post originally appeared on Third Eye World

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