Chapter 7 Shared observations of a phenomenon do not necessarily translate in common understanding of cause. (Krieger, 2001) Common use does not make it right. If anything is failing in maternal and newborn care, it’s the system, not the pregnant body. Dear everyone, please don’t say: “this is proof of X.” Proofs exist in math. Elsewhere, it’s just evidence in favour or against something. (John Bjorn Nelson, 2016) Maternal and newborn care contains the opportunity to disrupt the self-reinforcing and intergenerational effects of institutional discrimination. 158