Risa Calibuso, 34, wanted to give birth to her second child at home.
In the Philippines, where she lives, that’s against the law.
In 2008 the country passed the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition Strategy policy — referred to as the “no home birth” policy. The goal was to reduce the country’s high rates of maternal mortality, from 203 out of 100,000 live births that year to 52 by 2015.
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