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The author describes the horrors of the hospital births she has witnessed in Ukraine, recounting scenes where the laboring women are treated inhumanely and ridiculed for showing signs of pain. This piece is one of four articles in this issue describing different aspects of birth in Ukraine.
About Author: Denise Thompson
Denise Thompson, CPM, LM, travels extensively helping families in other countries experience safe, natural homebirths. Denise is founder of Ministry of Missionary Midwives International (MOMMI), which is dedicated to training midwives globally, and co-founder with her husband, Eric, of Safe Havens, Int., dedicated to housing older orphans. She and Eric have a blended family that consists of eleven children and nine grandchildren. Denise’s first catch as a midwife was her first grandchild. She lives in Tyler, Texas. You can reach Denise by e-mail at [email protected]. View all posts by Denise Thompson