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Heart Touching Photographs Depicting Conditions Of Pregnant Women Around The World

"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!

 

Heart Touching Photographs Depicting Conditions Of Pregnant Women Around The World

Heart Touching Photographs Depicting Conditions Of Pregnant Women Around The World

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Hazel Shandumba from Hamakando Village in Monze District, Zambia

Hazel Shandumba from Hamakando Village in Monze District, Zambia

Her maternity bag includes baby clothes, nappies, a plastic bowl, soap, a sarong and a polyethene roll for the delivery bed.

Deanna Neiers from New York, USA

Deanna Neiers from New York, USA

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.

Ellen Phiri from Simulemba, Malawi

Ellen Phiri from Simulemba, Malawi

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).

Katy Shaw from Melbourne, Australia

Katy Shaw from Melbourne, Australia

Her maternity bag was filled with massage oils, toiletries, snacks, nappies, baby clothes, some clothes for herself and hot and cold gel packs.

Claudine Razafindrabary from the Vakinankaratra region in Madagascar

Claudine Razafindrabary from the Vakinankaratra region in Madagascar

Her maternity bag contained baby clothes, cotton wool, sanitary pads, alcohol for cleaning, a thermos, a bucket, a small pan and nappies.

Joanne Laurie from London, UK

Joanne Laurie from London, UK

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.

Agnes Noti from Iramba, Tanzania

Agnes Noti from Iramba, Tanzania

Her maternity bag includes some baby clothes, a blanket, a sarong, tea, soap, a thermos and a ladle of water.

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