Matters of Maternal Health – Being a mother isn’t easy
Every year hundreds of thousands of women lose their lives during childbirth. While the science and technology in the developed countries is skyrocketing, it’s really inhuman to acknowledge that people in third world countries lose their life due to minor complications during pregnancy which could easily be taken care of. From walking 5 miles to go to the hospital for a check-up to fear of getting ambushed by a bomb during the delivery, for many women giving birth to a child isn’t easy. It is estimated around 90% of the deaths suffered by women as a result of pregnancy are preventable.
The situation of maternal mental and physical health in various places in the world is bleak. Here we have listed a few documentaries about maternal health that will give you a whole new perspective:
Sister: A Documentary About The Global Crisis Of Maternal Mortality
Directed by Brenda Davis this documentary shows us the complications of pregnancy and childbirth faced by the women in Ethiopia, Cambodia, and Haiti. This documentary through the personal stories about health workers who are working on difficult circumstances shows the brutal reality about the crisis of maternal and newborn mortality in these developing countries. While we enjoy our vice and take life for granted this documentary can be a reality check. You can catch this documentary on Amazon Prime.
Six Year Old Fears
This short documentary is about a six-year-old Syrian girl who is about to become a big sister. The only unusual thing is she and her mother are in a refugee camp. Zaatari refugee camp in which they are staying has the best maternal mortality rate in the world. During the course of the documentary she tells about things she loves and things that scare her. Although her mother is about to give birth to a child in a numerically safe place, she and thousands of other pregnant mothers and their family’s future is uncertain. You can find this documentary on YouTube.
“No Woman, No Cry”
No Woman, No Cry, is an impassioned documentary about the devastating health consequences of pregnancy and childbirth directed by supermodel Christy Turlington Burns. This gripping documentary tells the personal stories of pregnant women and their caregivers in four countries along with her own. You can watch this documentary on Amazon prime today. Christy who herself is an advocate for Maternal Health has a clear message through her directorial debut documentary “No Woman, No Cry”: EVERY MOTHER COUNTS.