Fri, Oct 06, 2006 - Page 9 News List

Same world, yet worlds apart for giving birth

For mothers in Niger, giving birth to a child is a leap of faith, as they get precious little support from husbands or the healthcare system. The contrast with what's going on in Sweden couldn't be starker

By Joanna Moorhead  /  THE GUARDIAN , LONDON

Not a chance, says the driver from Save the Children later when he returns to break the news.

"C'est la vie," he says, sadly. "C'est la vie, ici." It is life, here.

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