Agence France-PresseDecember 14, 2013 04:28
Having previously lost two babies to diarrhoea and dysentery, 25-year-old Suman Chandel lies on a bed in a clinic in remote northern India and smiles with relief.
Hours earlier, Chandel gave birth to her fourth child, a seemingly healthy baby boy weighing three kilograms (six pounds 10 ounces), and is optimistic that this time the chances of survival are good.
"I was very worried beforehand. I was having more and more problems with each delivery, but he seems fine and I'm happy," says Chandel as she tries to breastfeed her newborn wrapped in a blanket.