Giving Birth Essentials Around The World

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Joanne Laurie from London
Claudine from the Betafo District of Madagascar
Katy Shaw from Melbourne
Ellen from Malawi
Deanna Neiers from New York
Hazel Shandumba from Hamakando Village in Zambia
Agnes Noti from Tanzania

Blimey! Recently seven women from around the world where asked by WaterAid to reveal the essentials they will need when giving birth and the contrast is eye opening, to say the least!

This little project shows how the notion of ‘essential’ changes enormously depending on where the mom-to-be lives. For example women in Africa pack a razor to cut the umbilical cord and a plastic sheet to give birth on, while women in the Western world pack things like massage oils and books. I love projects that show how people live and what’s considered normal or essential for them. Thoughts?

P.S: Also, the hungry planet, a nightly dinner out that's like therapy and family tables around the world.
P.P.S: Plus, how much food people eat per day.

(via DailyMail)


Anonymous said...

It breaks my heart to see some of those photos

Emily said...

Really interesting! I like how each country seems to have different standards and practices (at least represented here) for prepping for pregnancy. Very intriguing.

Jillian Manesh said...

this is really interesting! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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