PHOTOS: Midwives at work around the world

In honour of the International Congress of Midwives, WaterAid photographed and interviewed new mothers and midwives from around the globe. This stunning photo-series tells their stories.

Midwife Bimola Kobiraz

 

Did you know that there are 1,500 registered midwives in Canada, and last year, they delivered over 38,000 babies? (That’s around 10 per cent of the country’s newborns!)

Midwives from around the globe are meeting in Toronto this week for the International Congress of Midwives. In celebration, WaterAid photographed and interviewed new mothers and midwives from Canada to Bangladesh (and many places in between) about their experiences bringing new life into the world. From struggling to find enough clean water to handling an emergency C-section, these beautiful photographs of midwives at work show the differences in delivery settings, as well as the pain and joy shared by new mothers, no matter where they give birth.

Read more:
Choosing a midwife or doctor
Myths of midwifery
What is a birth centre?

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