Being a new mom is rewarding and challenging. But what extra burdens do mothers in poor and rural communities face? Take a tour of the world's best and worst places to be a mom, in this report from Save the Children and ViewChange.org.
Ramkeshari Shrethsa has been teaching women in Kathmandu about family planning for nearly two decades, since before climate change decimated the once-clockwork rainy season. Ramkeshari's daughter Renu is studying for a career in family planning education and believes it decreases the demand for shrinking natural resources.
The dangers of childbirth become amplified when mothers live in remote and poverty-stricken areas. In the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, far from any clinics or hospitals, a young mother struggles with the fear of complications during the birth of her daughter. This film examines how skilled birth attendants can dramatically improve the survival odds for both the mother and child.