Dedicated to my husband and son, Zecharia and Benyamin David
David: I gave birth to a girl. It was all red and my mother thought I’m going to lose my child.
Ratsaby: There were no midwives in Yemen?
David: No. The older women deliver the young. They cut the umbilical cord, bury the placenta, and wash the mother. For a month, my sisters didn’t let me out of bed. They fed me with harish and ‘asit.
Ratsaby: What did you do if the baby doesn’t nurse?
David: In Y...read more