Birthing With Dignity: A Tool for Working with Traditional Indian Dais: An Interview with Diane Smith

This is an interview with Diane Smith, who wrote Birthing with Dignity: a training manual for village midwives and healthworkers. Diane worked in India for JAGORI, educating village midwives in rural India and developed the book based on these experiences.
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About Author: Lesley Branagan

Lesley Branagan is an Australian freelance documentary maker and journalist. Her print features, radio and film documentaries have appeared in various Australian and international outlets. The focus of her work is cultural, religious and women’s issues. She has traveled extensively and worked in India, highlighting Indian women’s issues. She can be contacted at

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