Between 10 and 15 percent of women suffer from serious depression after giving birth. What’s the best way to deal with it? The social expectation for new mothers to be happy can add to the strain. But help is out there.
Couples first. That’s the policy that clinics in Uganda have adopted to encourage fathers to accompany expectant mothers for their check-ups. Women who turn up alone often find themselves at the back of the queue.
Police are hunting three men after an infant was murdered and her mother raped in India. Sex crimes have become a focus of public attention in India since a gang of men raped and killed a student in New Delhi in 2012.
One in five babies born in Germany in 2015 has a mother holding citizenship of another country. Hospitals face bureaucratic hurdles when they treat foreign patients.
May 5 is International Day of the Midwife. With rising costs for the professionals who help women before, during and after childbirth, the job is becoming more and more difficult. But midwives are desperately needed.
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