Stories: Birth

  • In Brazil, Half of All Mothers Have C-Sections - Whether They Want It or Not

    Cesarean sections were intended as emergency surgery to get a baby out of a woman's womb when complications arose during vaginal childbirth. But in some parts of the world, they are almost standard practice for childbirth. Take, for example, Brazil. “About half of all births are by Cesarean section,” said Marissa Miley, deputy editor of...

  • Mobile Midwife Empowers Ghanaian Women

    Faith-based organizations have been working in international development for decades impacting areas of access to clean water, child protection, disaster response, food and agriculture, education, health and economic development. With the expansion of mobile technology across the African continent, the possibilities of using cell phones to reach vulnerable populations is drastically improving access to health care and empowering communities. World...

  • Commercial Surrogacy: Choice and Health

    Being pregnant comes with its advantages. One of these is that a healthy amount of pampering is expected and endured. Pregnant women can put their feet up more than usual, or at least that’s how it should be, how we want it to be. Because for most of us, this is supposed to be (at least ideally, at...

  • Charles Nace por 30 Euros

    Ayer no pudimos publicar nada desde Nairobi (Kenia). Porque, como suele ocurrir en muchos lugares de muchos países del continente, la Red funciona a trompicones y hay que andar cada rato tras la orientacion debida; buscadores de tesoros en la arena parecíamos los periodistas del IRP (International Reporting Proyect), dando vueltas por el hotel desesperados....