In this May 22, 2012 photo, birthing assistant Satan Sane holds the tools she and traditional birthing attendant Mudsu Mane use to deliver babies in the village of Sintcha Arfam, Gabu region, ... more 
In this May 22, 2012 photo, birthing assistant Satan Sane holds the tools she and traditional birthing attendant Mudsu Mane use to deliver babies in the village of Sintcha Arfam, Gabu region, Guinea-Bissau. In Guinea-Bissau, one of the deadliest places in the world to give birth, a woman has a 1 in 19 chance of maternal death, compared to about 1 in 2,100 in the United States. Experts say women are increasingly heading to medical centers when things go awry, but logistical, financial, and cultural barriers are still keeping many pregnant women from seeking help in time. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rebecca Blackwell
Sat, Jul 14, 2012 10:34 AM EDT