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Spain - Benicassim - Portrait of Luna Garcia Soriano, 45. In the early morning of the 9th of January 1978, Luna Garcia Soriano’s mother was waiting to give birth to her third daughter at the Hospital General, in Castellón de la Plana. The mother was talking to a midwife who happened to be a friend of her brother-in-law, and confessed she was a bit nervous. Six years earlier she had delivered her first daughter Inmaculada  in the same hospital, but the baby had died after a few hours for unclear reasons. The midwife listened carefully without saying a word, then excused herself and walked away. She came back at 7am, one hour before the end of her shift, visibly agitated. “You have to deliver while I am still here”, she said to Garcia’s mother, without elaborating. “I will give you a medicine to speed up labour, but don’t say anything to the doctor”. The baby came out at 8am sharp, and was put in the arms of her delighted mother.