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Sep 24, 2011 | Post by: Martha Dodge No Comments

Giving Birth in a New Land

A story I wrote and photographed for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has been posted online and was recently picked up by Here’s an excerpt:

For newly arrived refugee women, the prospect of having a baby in an unfamiliar environment can be overwhelming. “If you have limited English skills, imagine how challenging it can be to find a doctor or clinic and schedule an appointment, and that’s just the beginning,” explains Adrienne Atlee, health program manager for the IRC’s US Programs office in Baltimore.

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