Argentine midwives bare breasts to protest government's plan for restricting home births

Midwives in Argentina have bared their breasts to protest government plans to restrict home births.

About 50 women joined Thursday's demonstration against a health ministry proposal to cap home births that was organized by Argentina's Midwives Association.

Some protesters had their backs painted with a sign reading: "I'm free and I choose to give birth at home," while carrying toddlers in their arms.

Traffic in some areas of the iconic 9 de Julio avenue in Buenos Aires came to a halt as surprised drivers watched marchers who bared their breasts painted in colors and shook their hips to the beat of a drum.

Midwives, pregnant women and doctors joined the demonstration in favor of home births, a practice that has been increasing in Argentina and the rest of the world.