Giving birth under the Taliban

BBC NEWS

Afghan mother and baby with doctor. Photo collage illustration from photographs courtesy Getty Images
Rabia is cradling her newborn baby, just days after giving birth at a small hospital in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan’s east. “This is my third child, but the experience was totally different. It was horrible,” she says.

In a matter of weeks, the birthing unit Rabia delivered her baby in had been stripped down to its bare basics. She was given no pain relief, no medicine and no food…

SOURCE: Giving birth under the Taliban


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