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"A mother understands what a child does not say."
The feeling of being a mother is irrevocable. It cannot be compared to the little joys in life you get. Before going to the hospital to give birth, women all over the world do the exact same thing- they pack all the necessary stuff and prepare themselves for the most important part of their lives.
Seven women around the world in collaboration with the Wateraid non-profit organization, decided to show the contents of their preparation bag. We never imagined that the difference would be so drastic!
Her maternity bag includes baby clothes, nappies, a plastic bowl, soap, a sarong and a polyethene roll for the delivery bed.
Her maternity kit included a music box, some baby clothes, coconut oil, spike oil, amica gel, snacks, a nursing bra, a pillow, maternity wear, baby clothes, a blanket, a sleep mask and a book.
Her maternity bag included a flashlight because the hospital has no electricity, polythene sheets, a razor to cut her own umbilical cord, a rope to tie the umbilical cord, two hundred Malawian kwacha for food, and three sarongs (one for herself and the other for her baby).
Her maternity bag was filled with massage oils, toiletries, snacks, nappies, baby clothes, some clothes for herself and hot and cold gel packs.
Her maternity bag contained baby clothes, cotton wool, sanitary pads, alcohol for cleaning, a thermos, a bucket, a small pan and nappies.
Her maternity bag included nappies, small baby clothes, snacks, maternity wear, a towel, toiletries, a pain relief machine, sanitary pads, iPad, a comb and a bottle of water.
Her maternity bag includes some baby clothes, a blanket, a sarong, tea, soap, a thermos and a ladle of water.