The women of remote Bajura District are compelled to give birth while walking up and down the road with heavy loads on their back.
The people of mid- and far-western hill districts like Bajura, Bajhang, Mugu, Humla, and Jumla practice seasonal migration. So the women of these districts give birth to children during the journey.
Twenty-five-year-old Abakati Thapa from Agaupani of Pandusen VDC-7 is nearing her due date. It is past nine months since she became pregnant. Her family has descended to Budakot of Achham to avert the cold of the winter. Her family is preparing to return home and she is worried she may give birth to a child on the way. She has neither got medical checkup nor any immunization.