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Midwives Become Critical in War Zones

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From NPR News:

 

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In a conflict zone, getting the basics — food, water, shelter — is a constant challenge. And it likely involves being on the move.
 
Now imagine pregnancy. There might not be a functioning medical facility for miles. And the environment makes the woman and her baby more susceptible to complications.
 
Aid groups are increasingly relying on conflict midwives to help women in these situations. In dangerous and unstable regions, midwives' jobs are more than delivering babies: They often have to help women who have experienced sexual violence and have reproductive health issues.

 

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Thank you! I heard a blurb on this but couldn't find it again. I really wanted to hear the whole thing.
 

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