The first time I walked into JinXiNanFang Hospital I was eight weeks pregnant.

Most of China's population live in large, modern cities full of skyscrapers, newly built highways, and modern technology. But in the rural villages of central and western China life is very different.

We bounced along for hours over a rough road in the mountains of rural China.  A local friend had arranged for us to spend the day with his wife’s family who lived in a home made of packed mud perched on the side of a steep slope.