A new project from the charity WaterAid has revealed what women from around the globe pack in their maternity bags. From a razor blade to cut the umbilical cord to plastic sheets for the hospital bed, these photos show the startling contrast of birthing essentials around the world.
Her bag includes: baby clothes, surgical gloves, washing powder, disinfectant, a flask and cup, a receiver to cover her new baby with, nappies and bedding.
“The toilet is outside the ward. It’s clean, but it’s not a toilet with water. I always use the bucket.”