Kristin Bennecker reflects on her experience serving pregnant women in the Philippines, where she was told “they’re all high risk.”
Rosemary Sherrod, accompanied by photographer Kelly Jobe, had the opportunity to document the story of a village dai (dai is the Hindi word for midwife) in Badshapur, Gurgaon, India. Badshapur is a village nestled behind the towering buildings that have overtaken Gurgaon's skyline over the past two decades.
It is a truly a privilege to be a friend to someone in need, especially in birth. It was a gift to serve as Irene's doula. Despite all of the trials that Irene and her family might face in an ironically hostile environment such as the American medical system, she was free on that day that I watched her give birth to her son.