30 Sep, 2016

Giving Birth Upright, With Maté: Peru Clinics Open Arms to Indigenous Women

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AYACUCHO, Peru – In Vilcashuamán, a Peruvian town perched thousands of metres high in the Andes, there is a surprise waiting at the health centre: A notice for expectant mothers declares, “You decide your birthing position.” Until recently, indigenous women giving birth in a health facility were forced to abandon their traditional labour preferences, including