In this May 25, 2012 photo, Fenda Fati, in her seventh month of pregnancy, reacts to a contraction during premature labor, as she lies on a birthing table under a sign reading in Portugese, 'Give Live... more 
In this May 25, 2012 photo, Fenda Fati, in her seventh month of pregnancy, reacts to a contraction during premature labor, as she lies on a birthing table under a sign reading in Portugese, 'Give Live Without Dying,' in the delivery room at the regional hospital in Gabu, Guinea-Bissau. Fati, 30, and her baby both survived the premature birth. 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
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