In this May 25, 2012 photo, midwife Sabado Sambu, works to save a newborn boy who wasn't initially breathing after a long and difficult breach birth at the regional hospital in Gabu, Guinea-Bissau. ... more 
In this May 25, 2012 photo, midwife Sabado Sambu, works to save a newborn boy who wasn't initially breathing after a long and difficult breach birth at the regional hospital in Gabu, Guinea-Bissau. Sambu performed twenty minutes of intensive treatment - including CPR, massage, and injections - until the infant was able to breathe and cry on his own. 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