“It was such an overwhelming time,” says Areeba Adil* as she recalls her first pregnancy. “There was so much health information and advice around me but none of it eased my fears.”
* Names have been changed to protect the individual's identity.
** Shahnaz Shahid holds diplomas in midwifery and nursing as well as a master's degree in nursing from Aga Khan University's School of Nursing and Midwifery. She heads the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, and Midwifery stream at the School.