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: fresh underwear, a dress, a cotton throw, fabric to use as a nappy and a towel to hold her new baby with.
“At home, we share the tap and toilet with our landlords. The toilet looks like it could collapse any minute. But I managed somehow.”