Is There A Balance? Traditional Customs and Modern Birthing in Somaliland

As access to modern maternity care increases around the world, women and their birth practitioners face the challenge of balancing modern birthing practices with traditional childbirth customs.

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About Author: Kelly Holder

Kelly Holder has conducted research in the birthing and breastfeeding patterns of Somali women in Somaliland. She received her graduate degree in Maternal and Child Health: Lactation Consulting from Vermont College of Union Institute and University and is a labor assistant and lactation counselor in her community.

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