In this May 25, 2012 photo, head midwife Maria Antoneta Cabral Barbosa, left, prepares pregnant, married teenager Aissato Sanha for an emergency Caesarean at the regional hospital in Gabu, ... more 
In this May 25, 2012 photo, head midwife Maria Antoneta Cabral Barbosa, left, prepares pregnant, married teenager Aissato Sanha for an emergency Caesarean at the regional hospital in Gabu, Guinea-Bissau. Aissato's labor was failing to progress and medical staff were forced to perform emergency surgery to save the baby, which was then found to have congenital birth defects including an enlarged head. Had she attempted to deliver at home, Aissato would also have been in danger of not surviving the 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. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rebecca Blackwell
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