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The dai : Traditional midwives in Pakistan

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21-year-old Suni is 7 months pregnant and expecting her second baby. Her dai Afroos checks the position of the baby.
In the Orangi slum only one government hospital has to provide care for millions of inhabitants, so most women still rely on their community dais to assist their deliveries.
Afroos has been a dai for over 20 years and learned her skills from her blind grandmother. Even so, she works as a dai in the government hospital as well and has followed courses provided by the hospital. Orangi town, Karachi, Pakistan, 2010
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21-year-old Suni is 7 months pregnant and expecting her second baby.  Her dai Afroos checks the position of the baby. <br />
In the Orangi slum only one government hospital has to provide care for millions of inhabitants, so most women still rely on their community dais to assist their deliveries.  <br />
Afroos has been a dai for over 20 years and learned her skills from her blind grandmother. Even so, she works as a dai in the government hospital as well and has followed courses provided by the hospital. Orangi town, Karachi, Pakistan, 2010