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IN Photography ON 22 Oct, 2015
Documenting a baby coming out of her mother's womb might bring goosebumps to you. The delicacy of the moment is now loved to be documented by mothers-to-be and their partners.
The photographer, Moa Karlberg in the series "Hundred Times the Difference" captured the close-up faces of women in the final stages of childbirth. The photographer captured the range of expressions like pain, delight, expectation, sensuality and agony.
Sweden-based photographer, Moa Karlberg, captured women in the agony of labor for the project 'Hundred Times The Difference'.
Karlberg shot mother-to-be from Sweden and Tanzania to spotlight the discrepancy between healthcare.
Despite the difference in medical care, Moa was shocked to find the similarities in the facial expressions of women while giving birth.
In Europe, mothers took advantages of painkillers, nitrous oxide, while the women in Tanzania were lacking with medical facilities like blood supplies and were even not provided with nurses to take care.
After witnessing several births, Karlberg realized that Swedish women were lucky to give birth in a country where they got top quality healthcare and extremely low maternal mortality rate.
Karlberg came up with an idea of raising awareness about the disparities by taking photos in a country with a high maternal mortality rate than Sweden.
Karlberg researched and came up with certain conclusions. She found there are around 20 countries that have worse mortality rates than Tanzania
But, the study revealed that a Swedish woman is more likely to survive pregnancy than a Tanzanian woman.
To help the ease of pain during childbirth, doctor used an acupuncture needle in a pressure point between her eyebrows.
Karlberg expresses her emotions and says, 'I still think it's a very special event to document, all the emotions surrounding a new life are thrilling for a photographer to follow.'
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