The Bravery Of Women

29.11.11




Cardi - Smart Set; Dress - Trashy Diva; Tights - Hue; Shoes - Payless.
 It's a focus on Kenya, where the rich go to private hospitals with clean floors and the poor go to public hospitals with blood and cockroaches as the stomping ground, in this post on world birth.  According to the article, the country has made absolutely no progress in improving maternal and infant care.  Teenage pregnancy, unsafe abortions, and HIV plague women in this African country.  But what is the worst thing?  The conditions and statistics  mentioned in this article are considered an improvement over a few years ago. 

Every new country that is examined just makes me more and more thankful for the blessedly wonderful conditions I had surrounding my labour: a clean hospital, two midwives and a student, my husband, my mother, and my best friend there to comfort and support me.  I can't imagine going it alone, afraid to eat the food, or touch anything, and worrying about the possibility of contracting HIV during my labour.  I applaud the bravery of all these women.

p.s. I promised you guys something good when I hit 200 on GFC and I haven't forgotten.  We're almost there and I'll have a good surprise for you all!

Tomorrow's Daily Challenge:
Call your mama and thank her...for anything.

3 thoughts:

  1. I love how you integrate political concerns in your posts. It makes me grateful for the conditions in which I had my three bebes as well. Your daughter is adorable as is your dress.

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  2. I just love your outfit! That dress is gorgeous. :)

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