Americas In birthing rooms, Bolivia sees way to cut maternal deaths

Some Bolivian hospitals are working to make their delivery rooms more like rural homes.

By , Correspondent

Sara Shahriari

When Gregoria Vilca went into labor, she didn't want to go to the hospital, despite knowing the dangers that can come with childbirth. As a traditional healer in her community, Ms. Vilca had seen many healthy home births, including her first five children, but she had also seen myriad complications.