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Midwifery in the Mountains

Caitlin Dahmer has her work cut out for her. As the newest midwife at Hospital Mision Tarahumara in rural northern Mexico, she serves a local indigenous population without a cultural tradition of midwifery. Young mothers among the Tarahumara people often give birth alone in villages nestled within the forested Copper

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Protecting a precious gift

“You knit me together in my mother’s womb” I begin, reading from Psalm 139. “Munandiumba ndisanadwe ine,” Thoko reads from the Chichewa Bible. Dozens of school-aged young women and married ladies fill the church. I know that talking about women’s health is taboo in many villages, and I’m about to

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