Induction of labour can be life-saving in some situations. But women are increasingly induced for non-medical reasons, and earlier in their pregnancies.
Delivering a human baby – which has a large, highly developed brain – is risky for mother and baby.
Babies undertake a massive transition during labour and delivery as they move from the supported environment of the uterus to independent existence.
Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya’s health system is under huge pressure.
Kenya spends millions treating women who have complications after unsafe abortions.
Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren’t able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources.
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The Odon device in action.
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