Iran was so much more than I expected! The women I was with are vibrant, passionate, full of life – I get tired watching them! Full of passion about midwifery, they tried to leach every piece of information about birth we know out of us. And so keen were they, I wanted to give them all the help in the world. But more of that later.
We arrived in the airport at 5.30 in the morning and came down the escalator to the baggage hall to excited squeals from our Leila. ‘Leenda, Leenda, Aleeson! You are here. We are so pleased to see you.’ Three of them had come to meet us. One flat tyre later, and off into Tehran in a taxi with a very cracked windscreen. And I quickly realised why! The traffic!