Des Mères Parlent

Millions of women worldwide miss out on medical follow-up during and after their pregnancy. They often live in remote areas with limited access to emergency obstetric care facilities. Cultural and communication issues are also complicating factors. As a result, women may suffer physical or psychological conditions, which affect their wellbeing. Bouchra Assarag dedicated her PhD research at ITM to pregnancy complications in the isolated Moroccan Al Haouz region. The untold stories of the mothers are captured in a photo exhibition and documentary.

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Samira vit dans une région réculee au pied de l'Atlas. Elle a trois enfants et a, à chaque fois, accouché à la maison, sans suivi médical pendant ou apres les grossesses. Lors de son quatrième accouchement, en raison de complications terribles, elle a perdu son bébé. Aujourd'hui encore, Samira peine à accepter le deces de son quatrième enfant.
Ourika, Maroc

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Samira lives in a remote area at the foot of the Atlas mountains. She has three children and gave birth at home each time, without any medical follow-up during or after the pregnancies. Her fourth home delivery went horribly wrong and she lost her baby. Until today, Samira struggles to cope with the death of her fourth child.
Ourika, Morocco

FR

L'immense chaîne de montagnes de l'Atlas héberge nombre de petits villages juchés en altitude. L'accès à certaines routes est difficile. Depuis ces villages, il est difficile de rejoindre les centres de santé.
Chaîne de montagnes de l'Atlas, Maroc

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Many small villages are located high up in the Atlas mountain range. Many of the roads are poor and it is difficult to reach the health centres from these villages.
Atlas mountain range, Morocco

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Sanaa travaille com me sage-femme depuis cinq ans au centre de santé d'Amizmiz. Elle est régulièrement confrontée à des problèmes tels que la insuffisance des infrastructures et les mères qui sollicitent trop tard une aide médicale: autant d'élèments qui entravent un bon suivi des femmes enceintes.
Amizmiz, Maroc

ENG

Sanaa has been working for five years as a midwife at the health centre in Amizmiz. She is regularly confronted with problems that hamper a good follow-up of pregnant women, such as poor infractructure and mothers who wait too long before seeking medical assistance.
Amizmiz, Morocco

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Une mère tient son enfant après un travail exténuant de plusieurs heures.
Bukavu, RD Congo

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A mother holds her newborn after a grueling labour of several hours.
Bukavu, DR Congo

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Le documentaire 'Des Mères Parlent' en français.

ENG

The documentary 'Mothers Talking' in French.

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Le documentaire 'Des Mères Parlent' en anglais.

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The documentary 'Mothers Talking' in English.