Welcoming Life Around The World

Published on: September 19, 2022

Part one of the series on global pre and post natal customs, deputy editor, Rachel Ofo highlights age-old traditions that various countries use to ensure the arrival and survival of their  next generations.

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  8. News Security Beat (2022) Māori Midwives on the Power of Indigenous Birthing Practices. newsecuritybeat.org/2020/12/maori-midwives-power-indigenous-birthing-practices/.
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