Birth can appear very different in different parts of the world. In some countries we give birth safely between the white walls of hospital surrounded by medics and machines. In others, relatives and neighbours will circle the birthing woman, singing in the dark of a hut, far from medical help.
But the woman at the centre of the picture – wherever she lives – is undertaking the same phenomenal journey to the edge of existence and back.
In the USA, the smiling image of her safe return, babe in arms, is sent to waiting relative and friends via her partner’s phone. In less high tech places, the good news is spread house to house by delighted relatives, or solemnly announced to Earth’s four winds by an Elder of the family.~ read more ~