Midwife Bimola Kobiraz
Dacope Upazila Health Complex, Bangladesh
Bimola: “When I started working here, there was a poor supply of clean water. Patients suffered a lot from not being able to drink clean water or use a clean toilet.”
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.