Iva Podhorsky Štorek

Iva Podhorsky Štorek was born in Zagreb, Croatia. She finished the High School for Midwives and has worked as a midwife since she was 19 years old, for 10 years, in a hospital delivery room. She is the secretary of Croatian Association of Midwives. Iva believes that she was meant to be a midwife, yet she was born in a country where independent midwifery does not exist.

Having a Child in Croatia

Like many parts of the world, birth has become medicalized in Croatia. Two midwives write of their efforts to provide women with safe and meaningful births.

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