Title

Sadness And Joy: Giving Birth In Zimbabwe

Document Type

Article

Publisher

Royal College of Midwives

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine

Comments

This article was originally published as : Stanley, D. (2006). Sadness and joy: giving birth in Zimbabwe. RCM midwives: the official journal of the Royal College of Midwives, 9(2), 54. Original article available here

Abstract

With the problems of limited birth options and a lack of job satisfaction within the midwifery profession in the UK, it is easy to lose sight of the hardships faced by pregnant women in other countries. Following time he spent working in rural Zimbabwe, David Stanley tells the stories of three women who gave birth in conditions of extreme poverty and suffering.