Sunita’s Story

This young mother’s chance meeting with a champion midwife made all the difference.

By Tajrian Chowdhury 

Sunita Rikiyasun, a mother of two, has lived her entire life in Bangladesh’s tea gardens. Married at 14, Sunita gave birth to her first baby at home two years later, assisted by a traditional birth attendant who had no formal training. It was the only way Sunita knew. In 2020, she became pregnant again. Take a journey through Sunita’s story below.

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