A look at some women who all nearly lost their lives in childbirth or pregnancy
Watch this video, 12.06 min, published on AlJazeera, by Birthrights, March 31, 2011. The ‘Stories of mothers saved’ -film is a collection of individual stories of women who did not die needlessly in pregnancy or childbirth and have lived to tell their stories.
Their stories emphasise how families, communities and the government helped to ensure the safety of mothers and babies on all levels by actions such as saving money to secure transportation to the health facility when labour begins, to having access to family planning services, to receiving an emergency caesarean section and to attending a well-equipped and staffed facility because the government prioritised maternal and newborn health.
This film is part of the Stories of Mothers Saved initiative organised by the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) … (full long text with many stories).