Aug 28, 2018
Sarranya is from India and lives in a joint family that includes not only her husband and children but also her In-laws and the family elders. There is a lot of community support when a woman gets pregnant in India. On the one hand, it is helpful and on the other, it can be frustrating. We talk about what it is like to birth in India, being induced for low fluids, communal living, the postpartum experience, and breastfeeding.
This is a special edition of Big Birth Junkie that coincides with the artwork of Judy Chicago's Birth Project Born Again Series at the Pasadena Museum and relates to her piece: Mother India.
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