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VIDEO: She's 7 Months Pregnant – And Still Working the Fields
Written by Public Radio International On 25 February 2014 @ 11:50 am | No Comments
In Citizen Media, English, Nepal, Nepali, Quick Reads, South Asia, Video
Januka Rasaeli lives in a rural village in Nepal, where women do strenuous chores all day long. Heavily pregnant, she worries her work will put her baby at risk.
In recent years, Nepal has made a big push to improve the health of pregnant women, and the country has seen a drop in the number of women dying during childbirth. Yet expectant mothers often do backbreaking work that can harm their health and that of their unborn children. As she toils all day, Januka Rasaeli, 28, shares her hopes and fears.
This story is part of PRI's The Ninth Month  series, a journey through pregnancy and childbirth, across cultures and continents. Join the Ninth Month community on Facebook  to share stories about childbirth where you live. Twitter hashtag #ninthmonth 
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